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July, 2012

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July 31, 2012  10:00 PM

Redux: Security Baseline for Small Businesses



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Instrusion prevention, Security, Security management, Wireless security

This story bears repeating. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Many small business owners treat their business computers like their home computers; they run minimal security and engage in unsafe computing practices. This isn't my opinion, mind you, it is based on my...

July 30, 2012  3:42 PM

Hoax alert: “Invitation FACEBOOK – Olympic Torch”



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security

If you receive the chain letter "Invitation FACEBOOK - Olympic Torch," don't waste your time forwarding it: it's a hoax, variations of which have appeared in email boxes since 1998 or earlier. Big news items generally spawn such things and the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is the...


July 27, 2012  5:05 PM

New security feature in Firefox and Chrome speeds surfing



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox add-on, Google Chrome, Secure Computing, Security

Oh, and did I mention that it also keeps you safer? Both Firefox and Chrome have added a new security feature called "Click-to-play." After you enable it--which you will have to do since the feature is not enabled by default in either browser--you will have to click on a specified blank...


July 20, 2012  6:52 PM

Why security managers need hands-on skills



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security best practice, Security management

This says it all...


July 16, 2012  10:59 PM

Yahoo Voices hack exposes worst passwords you could ever use



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security, Security best practice, Security management

I hope that none of you, my readers, are using any passwords like these:

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July 16, 2012  12:55 PM

Humor: The first backup



Posted by: Ken Harthun
backup, Humor, Security

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July 8, 2012  11:40 PM

Paper is still king for passing on your estate’s online assets



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security, Security best practice, Security management

These two articles became the subject of a lot of thought and discussion on how to best pass on your electronic assets when you pass away: How will you pass on...

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July 6, 2012  1:12 PM

The Great Internet Blackout is coming July 9



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Secure Computing, Security

If you are still infected with the DNS Changer malware, you will be unable to access the internet as of July 9, 2012. According to the FBI, who took over a series of rogue DNS servers last November,  there are still hundreds of thousands of computers infected with the malware. While the FBI...


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