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May, 2011

May 17, 2011  3:02 PM

Scam Alert: Fake Skype Update Email

Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Fraud, Scam alert

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May 16, 2011  10:50 PM

Michaels POS Breach Bigger than Reported

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, data breach, Fraud, Security

Michaels Stores, Inc. says that their point-of-sale (POS) PIN pads at 90 stores in 20 states were tampered with. The craft store chain is replacing PIN pads at most of its 964 U.S. Stores. According to, the breach is much bigger than the company initially thought. [See

May 10, 2011  4:34 PM

LastPass Security Incident #4dc9630d9b403

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

Just received this email from LastPass which gives further information about the security incident.

Dear LastPass User, On May 3rd, we discovered suspicious network activity on the LastPass internal network. After investigating, we determined that it was possible that a limited...

May 7, 2011  11:32 PM

Video: How to Choose Strong Passwords

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security, Security best practice


May 7, 2011  3:32 PM

LastPass Experiences Network Anomaly, Forces Users to Change Master Passwords

Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, LastPass, security awareness, Security best practice

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May 2, 2011  8:36 PM

Bin Laden News Event Spawning Malware & Phishing Attempts

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook Bin Laden Video Hoax, Security, Virus, virus warning

As always happens around big disasters and news events, the miscreants are using the event to attempt to infect PCs with malware and are sending phishing emails. Apparently Facebook is being targeted with video. Got this note from a friend on Skype:


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