August 14, 2010  7:14 PM

What the Heck Are Botnets?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, honeypot, spam, spambot

Yes, I know that this is an old topic and almost everyone knows about them by now. Or do they? In my tech support activities, I run into all different levels of PC savvy (and lack thereof). The other day, I was explaining in detail a phishing attack that a client had fallen for. I pointed out all...


August 14, 2010  6:14 PM

Bogus Emails Look Legitimate, But Contain Malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Malware, Phishing, Trojan

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August 13, 2010  5:01 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Uncle Arnold’s Local Band Review



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ethical hacking, Hacking Skills Challenge, Scripting

With the completion of Hacking Skills Challenge #11 back in May (wow! time flies), we've now entered the realm of realistic missions. As always, things start out...


August 11, 2010  6:58 PM

Why DNS Rebinding Is in the News Again



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Black Hat conference, DNS Rebinding Attack, Routers, Security, Security Now!

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August 6, 2010  8:06 PM

Microsoft Issues Emergency Out-of-cycle Patch for Windows Shell Vulnerability



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Microsoft Windows, Patch management, Security, Vulnerabilities, Zero-day vulnerability

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