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January, 2013

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January 31, 2013  2:31 AM

Physical security: Implementing a card access system

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

At the college where I work,...

January 31, 2013  1:26 AM

Video: How to explain phishing to your Grandma

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Catchy title, but the video really doesn't explain. The Sophos Threatsaurus, however, does a wonderful job of explaining all kinds of malware to everyone. I have a copy and keep it handy on my desk. I suggest you do, too. It's still a catchy video, especially for those who love British...


January 30, 2013  12:39 AM

All your secret are belong to us

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

The eight-character...


January 20, 2013  5:08 PM

Simple password tip to create unguessable passwords

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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January 19, 2013  4:17 PM

Who really needs anti-virus software?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Every list of best security practices contains an admonition to run anti-virus and/or anti-malware software. I have certainly been one to push such things over the years and have tested and recommended most of the popular contenders. But I got tired of the performance problems, the updates, the...


January 15, 2013  1:14 AM

Renegade executives can wreck security

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