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November, 2012

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November 30, 2012  8:14 PM

Video: How to solve the Skyfall #sophospuzzle

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Here is a video showing you how to solve the Skyfall #sophospuzzle, which I introduced on this blog Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

November 30, 2012  3:02 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

A colleague sent me a link to this article in The Register: Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification. Here is my emailed response:

Well, yeah, but...


November 30, 2012  10:52 AM

Beware “changlog” spam: It’s malware

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

If you receive any email with a subject line similar to "Re: Changlog 10.2011," or something similar, delete it immediately: it's malware. This isn't a new one, it just seems to be going through a resurgence at the moment. Sophos identified it and wrote about it in February...


November 30, 2012  2:47 AM

Another way to create easy-to-remember complex passwords

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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November 27, 2012  8:13 PM

The Skyfall #sophospuzzle

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

As you probably know by now, I love the...


November 24, 2012  1:48 PM

Serious Skype security flaw uncovered, then fixed

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

A...


November 19, 2012  9:52 PM

Physical security fail II

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

After an incident the other day where a student attempted to break into our bookstore with a credit card, I decided I had better test my office (even though I have a sturdy combination lock on it). It took me about 5 seconds to open my locked door. So, we installed additional measures to prevent...


November 11, 2012  10:53 PM

Secret splitting

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

In...


November 11, 2012  2:51 PM

Final update on physical security failure

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

As you may recall, last month I had a physical security issue at one of my campuses. This post gave an update and on Wednesday of last week, I put in place...


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