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June, 2012

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June 30, 2012  8:11 PM

Give Spam the Finger



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security

No, I'm not talking about that finger; it'll become obvious in a moment which finger I'm talking about. First, let me ask a few questions:

  1. Is your car parked, empty, in the driveway right now with its engine on?
  2. Is your shower, with no one in it,...

June 29, 2012  1:17 PM

Security a priority for Apple



Posted by: Ken Harthun
OS X, Security

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June 29, 2012  12:44 AM

Looking Back: Will You Be Used As a Weapon Against Your Own Country?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber weapon, Security

[I first posted this piece in June of 2007. In light of the Stuxnet attacks and Flame Malware attacks, I believe I was on the right track. It’s fun to look back and see how close we often come to predicting the future.] It's 2010, maybe sooner. A rogue nation has just declared war on your...


June 24, 2012  12:43 AM

Got backup? Try Duplicati



Posted by: Ken Harthun
AES, backup, Encryption, secure backup

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June 21, 2012  12:13 AM

Got encryption? Try AES Crypt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
AES, backup, Encryption, Security

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June 9, 2012  1:18 PM

Change your Last.fm password



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, hackers, Password

If you are a member of music site Last.fm, you may want to change your password. While they have not confirmed that any passwords have leaked, an announcement on their web site says they are "investigating the leak of some Last.fm user...


June 8, 2012  12:53 PM

Online privacy: Forget it!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data Privacy, Internet, online tracking, Privacy

If you are naive enough to think that you can...


June 7, 2012  1:51 AM

Change your LinkedIn password



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, Hacker, insecure, LinkedIn, security breach

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