Security Corner:

July, 2011


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


July 24, 2011  1:05 PM

Amusing 419 Scam Tactic

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

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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="" 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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