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July, 2011

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July 31, 2011  3:44 AM

Is Information Security a Viable Career Choice?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security Careers

Working in an educational environment is an interesting experience. Young people seeking the knowledge they need to start their careers have a different viewpoint than those of us who are working in our fields. We tend to know where we are headed with our careers; the youngsters have questions...

July 30, 2011  2:52 AM

(Humor) I Couldn’t Resist Replying to This



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

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July 29, 2011  2:46 AM

An Unusual Password Generator



Posted by: Ken Harthun
1337, 31337, L33+, Password

I...


July 24, 2011  1:05 PM

Amusing 419 Scam Tactic



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Identity Theft, Nigerian 419 Fraud, spam

[caption id="attachment_1227" align="alignleft" width="182" caption="Source: FortBendNow.com"]

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July 23, 2011  4:06 PM

Microsoft is Finally Starting to Listen to Me…



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password Paradigm, Security

Well, maybe not me, but over the past couple of years, Microsoft is finally starting to get their security practices in order. The college I work for has just switched all email for students and staff over to Microsoft's Live@Edu hosted Exchange offering. While we administrators set pretty...


July 23, 2011  12:59 AM

Video: Security News Roundup



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security news, Video

An interesting roundup of stories from Sophos. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/_f1IOb5B7OY" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


July 17, 2011  2:14 PM

Update on Security Nightmares



Posted by: Ken Harthun
backup, DataManagement, physical security, Security, Security best practice

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July 7, 2011  2:20 AM

Cryptogram Contest Solution



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cryptogram contest

Better late than never, I guess. I promised this would be published on June 30. Well, I got a new job and I got really, incredibly, insanely busy. But, here we go. Recall this:

The ciphertext is below. Hint: The key to solving this cipher is to figure out the shift and the variation....


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