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August, 2011

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August 31, 2011  8:52 PM

Creating a corporate password policy

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

How many of you have been through this? "Why does my password expire so often?" "I can't change my password, why does it expire?" "Why can't I use 'abc123' as my password?" "I can't log in; did you change my password?" "I changed my password, but it doesn't work." "I used 'fido1'...

August 31, 2011  1:41 AM

Humor: The Yorkie cipher

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time (and I hope you have!), you know that I'm a big fan of ciphers. In my next post, I'm going to talk about Steve Gibson's "Off the Grid" paper encryption system; that one is a stroke of genius. It's based upon Latin Squares with a twist. It...


August 30, 2011  12:45 AM

Video: How to kill an Apache web server

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

When you know how it's done, you can prevent it. Here's a cool video on the latest DOS attack against Apache (which will soon be patched...) [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/K13nutRdlvE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


August 28, 2011  10:23 PM

Sophos offers free e-book

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Sophos is offering a free copy of "Data Leakage for Dummies." The book promises to help you:

  • Create strategies for data-risk management
  • Prevent data loss from your computers and devices
  • Protect your network from data...


August 28, 2011  2:51 PM

How to set up Facebook’s two-factor authentication

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

For some time now, Facebook has offered two-factor authentication that allows you to force the entry of a code whenever there is a log-in attempt from an unrecognized device. This is a very good additional layer of protection against unauthorized log-ins to a user's account. When you consider that...


August 21, 2011  5:20 PM

Browsers: Who’s the safest of them all?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

How safe is your web browser?...


August 14, 2011  8:51 PM

Is Your PC Infected With Malware?

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August 7, 2011  4:14 PM

From Spam to No Spam in Minutes

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