November 30, 2011  10:02 PM

Can a hacker catch your HP printer on fire?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
hackers, HP, insecure, Vulnerabilities

There has been a furor today over some Columbia University researchers' claims that certain HP printers can be compromised by hackers via "Remote Firmware Update" and made to overheat or catch fire.


November 28, 2011  10:42 PM

Think you can spot a Phish?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, OpenDNS, Phishing

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November 25, 2011  1:00 PM

Video – Sophos: The state of cyber security 2011



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, sophos, Video

Everyone involved in cyber security (which should be every one of us working in the IT field) should find this video from security firm Sophos quite interesting. It outlines latest trends in cyber crime, what you can do to protect yourself, and how the government can work with the private sector...


November 24, 2011  1:31 PM

Beware fake iTunes gift certificate malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Holiday scam, Malware, spam, Thanksgiving

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November 22, 2011  1:59 AM

Five essential steps to mitigating password attack threats



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password best practice, Password Management, Threat mitigation

After a bit of a hiatus on my studies for various certifications, I have gotten back into the swing of things and found a bit of wisdom that I wanted to share. From a Network Admin perspective, here are five essential password policies that will help you mitigate the threat of password attacks on...


November 21, 2011  5:57 PM

25 Worst passwords of 2011



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password Management, Security best practice, Worst passwords

It sometimes seems like no one...


November 4, 2011  4:19 PM

Microsoft releases temporary fix for critical Windows bug



Posted by: Ken Harthun
DuQu, Microsoft Windows, Patch Tuesday, Security Fix


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