Security Corner:

May, 2010


May 30, 2010  5:03 PM

Security Video of the Month: DadLabs



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Disaster Preparedness, physical security, Video

Here is a humorous video featuring Daddy...

May 30, 2010  4:49 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 11



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, Hacking Skills Challenge, secure coding

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May 29, 2010  1:39 PM

FTC Investigates Photocopier Data Security Risks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data destruction, FTC, Privacy, security awareness

My April 26, 2010 post, "Security Risk of Digital Copiers," I reported on the issue of permanent storage of images on copier hard drives and the potentially serious security risks associated....


May 28, 2010  12:52 AM

Facebook Announces Privacy Redesign



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Social Networking Hacks, Web 2.0 Security

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May 28, 2010  12:35 AM

Software for Secure Computing: Privacy Settings Scanner for Facebook



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Social Networking Hacks, Software for Secure Computing, Web 2.0 Security

Well, I had already had this queued for publication before Facebook decided to change their privacy policy in the wake of significant user feedback. That will be the subject of my next post. Just to be sure the new policy didn't break anything, I tested this scanner again and it still works. So...


May 25, 2010  7:23 PM

Is Your Mechanic a Hacker?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Automobile Computer, Hacking, Security

Do you trust your mechanic? If you have...


May 25, 2010  12:14 PM

Software for Secure Computing: Mozilla Plugin Check



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Critical update, Mozilla, Patch management, Security, Vulnerabilities

As you know, I advocate keeping everything up to date on your PC, not just the OS. Applications, accessories and browser plugins are all subject to security vulnerabilities. Mozilla's Plugin Check makes it easy to see if your...


May 25, 2010  12:14 AM

Uninstall Adobe Shockwave



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, Critical update, Insecure Plugins, Patch management, Security, Vulnerabilities

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May 22, 2010  1:00 AM

Google Releases SSL Search



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Google, Secure Search, Security

Google just released SSL Search to beta. Earlier today, it was being selectively rolled out and wasn't available to everyone. It appears to be more widely available now; at least, it works for me. With end-to-end SSL encryption, your searches are now completely private. Here's what Google has to...


May 17, 2010  2:06 AM

Should You Be Held Liable for Illegal Activity on Your Unsecured WiFi?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Cyberlaw, Routers, Wireless security

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