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September, 2010

September 30, 2010  11:59 PM

LinkedIn Target of Spam Intended to Infect Users with Zeus Trojan

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, LinkedIn, spam, Zeus Trojan

On Monday, some members of the business social network LinkedIn were emailed LinkedIn Alert messages with a link that masqueraded as a contact request. It was the largest such attack known to day. Cisco reports in a

September 30, 2010  6:22 PM

Breaking News: PandaLabs Publishes Interview with “Anonymous” Group Behind Operation Payback

Posted by: Ken Harthun
anti-piracy laws, cyber security, DDoS, Hacking, RIAA

PandaLabs has just published an exclusive Q&A with the leaders of the “Anonymous” group responsible for the anti-piracy motivated attacks against the Motion Picture Association of...

September 27, 2010  10:55 PM

Beware McDonald’s Survey Phishing Attempt

Posted by: Ken Harthun
cre, Fraud, Identity Theft, Phishing, Scam

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September 27, 2010  3:26 PM

A Pleasant Surprise at CVG – LilyPad Free Wireless

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Wireless security


September 26, 2010  4:02 PM

Hotmail Phishing Attempt

Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Phishing

I have to admit this one is good enough that I opened it, but as soon as I started reading, its true intent was obvious. By the second sentence, it doesn't even make sense anymore. Not only that, but another telltale sign is the way the headline is constructed. See for yourself:

September 21, 2010  1:59 AM

ClearCloud: Another Safe Computing Solution

Posted by: Ken Harthun
ClearCloud DNS, Malware, OpenDNS, Security

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September 19, 2010  6:48 PM

Disable and Delete Flash Cookies for Good

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, Firefox add-on, LSO, Privacy

You've disabled third-party cookies and locked down your privacy settings. Ever wondered why you are still tracked? You've probably got scores of "super cookies," also known as Local Shared Objects (LSO) or Flash cookies. Maybe you've heard about these and used Adobe's own tools,

September 17, 2010  8:15 PM

Who Else Has Had It With Adobe?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
acrobat, Adobe, adobe reader, Critical update, Firefox add-on, Foxit Reader, Vulnerabilities, Zero-day vulnerability

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September 17, 2010  1:24 AM

Panda Security Publishes Findings from 1st Annual Social Media Risk Index for SMBs

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Security best practice, Social media, Twitter, YouTube

If you're not familiar with this great company, you need to be. I've written about them here on several occasions. It seems to me that in this highly competitive security industry, these people just seem to want to do it right. They have great products and they're attentive to their clients and...

September 14, 2010  4:24 PM

Is Your Password on the List of Worst Ones Ever?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, LastPass, Password, password manager, RoboForm, Security, Security best practice

[caption id="attachment_899" align="alignleft" width="216" caption="Graphic by Steve Lorenzo"]

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