Security Corner:

September, 2011


September 30, 2011  4:00 PM

Three years later and Conficker is still going strong

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Antivirus, Conficker, sophos, Virus

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September 29, 2011  9:12 PM

The lighter side of computing

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Computer Humor, Humor

Sometimes, all we have to do is laugh about it. Enjoy!

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September 28, 2011  2:02 AM

Real dialogue about real password ideas

Posted by: Ken Harthun
hackers, Password, Security

We have a Skype room called the International Internet Marketing Group where we discuss various topics related to Internet Marketing. Last night, we had a discussion, which I led, about passwords and online security. Here's an excerpt:

EVERYBODY here needs to LEARN this stuff...

September 25, 2011  2:02 PM

The information thief’s greatest asset – You

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacker, information thief, physical security, Security, Video

Here is an excellent video about information...

September 18, 2011  11:45 PM

Five ways to prevent data leakage

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data Leakage, Data Theft, Encryption, Security, Security best practice

Data leakage? What's that, you ask? Well, it's a growing security issue which has at its root, the explosive proliferation of mobile and portable devices and the exponential growth of social networking tools, instant messaging, and external storage devices. Simply defined, data leakage is...

September 18, 2011  3:38 PM

Beware of Mebromi rootkit

Posted by: Ken Harthun
BIOS, Malware, Mebromi, Security, Symantec, Trojan

This snippet from SANS NewsBites Vol. 13, No. 74, 16 September 2011:

Researchers have detected a rootkit that targets the BIOS, Master Boot Record (MBR), the kernel, and files of PCs. It has been at least four years since malware that focuses on BIOS has been found. Trojan.Mebromi adds...

September 11, 2011  2:28 PM

Password-related Definitions

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Definitions, Glossary, NIST, Password, Password Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a draft of Special Publication 800-118 entitled "Guide to Enterprise Password Management" that I have been using to help our corporate IT folks...

September 5, 2011  6:04 PM

Off the Grid: A unique solution for creating secure passwords

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, off the grid, paper encryption method, Password Haystacks, passwords, Perfect Paper Passwords, Security

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