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February, 2011


February 28, 2011  11:45 PM

Good Password Advice is Never Wasted

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

So, let me repeat myself. People tell me everyday about how this kind of advice helps them, so here it is again. A little Alliteration is good for writing effect every now and then; why not apply this to passwords? I don’t mean to write out an alliterative phrase and turn it into a password...

February 28, 2011  11:21 PM

What the Heck is a Botnet?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

I have recently had issues with trying to explain botnets to a client. I was met with blank stares. Thanks to Sophos for this definition:

A botnet is a collection of infected...


February 28, 2011  11:08 PM

Skype Configuration Security Issues

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

people who are using Skype are clueless about how to configure it for maximum security, especially if they have set up a public chat. The default security settings for Skype are not adequate by any means. Let me give you some tips. First off,


February 28, 2011  4:01 AM

New Cyberweapon Could Take Down the Internet

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February 27, 2011  3:45 PM

The Invisible Web and What You Can Do About It

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February 26, 2011  4:17 PM

Website Security – How to Block a Country

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February 24, 2011  8:02 AM

Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Online Scams

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

People since time immemorial have fallen for scams of various kinds. Chalk it up to wishful thinking, dreaming, greed, what have you, but eventually, everyone finds themselves gullible. If that weren't the case, life would lose some of its luster. We love to play act; we love to be fooled; and, we...


February 24, 2011  1:49 AM

OnguardOnline.gov is a Winner

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February 17, 2011  4:26 PM

Webcast – Strategies for Protecting Virtual Environments

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

I hope you find my alerts about these webcasts valuable. In general, they have some sort of product pitch built in, but I always manage to glean some valuable information from them. Once again, I have one presented by Sophos, "Strategies for Protecting Virtual Environments: Balancing Security with...


February 13, 2011  12:55 PM

How to Spot a Tech Support Scam

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

There seems to have been a rash of tech support scams lately, some with people actually to pretend to be from Microsoft. The scammers seem to target online forums and tech support sites, so be careful what you post if you really do have a technical problem. (You are always welcome to


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