Security Corner:

May, 2011


May 31, 2011  10:38 PM

Security Made Simple

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

With the official start of the summer season in the U.S. (Memorial Day holiday), I want to give everyone a few tips for staying secure. No, this isn't the typical use-strong-passwords-and-don't-click-email-links lecture. When favorable weather conditions prevail, our thoughts turn to getting...

May 31, 2011  12:00 PM

Cloud Security and Privacy – Do They Exist?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Got this announcement this morning from Sophos about a lecture at the New South Wales branch forum of the Australian Computer Society (ACS). That's a bit out of my way, so I couldn't attend, but here's the gist:

The topic is Privacy and security in the cloud - is there...


May 30, 2011  11:47 PM

Scammers Getting Desperate?

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May 30, 2011  8:00 AM

Everything I’ve Ever Said About Passwords is Wrong?

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May 29, 2011  6:35 PM

Top Five Public Computing Safety Tips

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May 29, 2011  1:35 PM

Huge Spikes in Malware

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

According to the good folks over at Sunbelt Security (now owned by GFI), an incredible 73,000 new types of malware are being issued every day, a 26% increase over last year's figures. Between this and the recent security breach at Epsilon, I am noticing a huge increase in my own spam levels. One of...


May 28, 2011  12:12 PM

Time to Lighten Up!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Very funny Cisco commercial. Sometimes, we just have to laugh and make fun of ourselves as Cisco does in this video. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/q35Uzw1M9e0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


May 28, 2011  1:12 AM

Wire Fund Transfer Trojan

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Got an interesting email this morning purportedly from "alerts@federalreserve.gov" with "Your Wire fund transfer" as the subject. Here's a screen shot:

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May 25, 2011  1:28 AM

Apple Refuses to Help Victims of Mac Defender

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

[caption id="attachment_1235" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="Mac Attack"] Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 22, 2011  4:56 PM

How Long Should a Strong Password Be These Days?

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[caption id="attachment_1233" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Source: thegoldguys.blogspot.com"] Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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