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March, 2013

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March 31, 2013  10:17 PM

Beware of Easter holiday scams

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

I know I probably don't have to mention this, but beware of scammers targeting the Easter holiday. Same tricks, different holiday. (I know this is a bit late in coming since it's already late on Easter Sunday, but it's just as valid for next year.) Some examples:

  • Emails with the subject...

March 31, 2013  3:12 PM

Humor: Windows 98 BSOD at Comdex 1998

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

This isn't exactly security related, but it's a good laugh and we all need to take things less seriously now and then. Saw this on the Petri IT Knowledgebase site:

If you've ever used a Microsoft Windows OS over the last decade or so, you've...


March 30, 2013  3:01 PM

Spamhaus target of massive DDoS attack

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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March 27, 2013  2:27 AM

Are you personally prepared for disaster?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Doomsday Preppers is a popular (in some circles) American reality television series that airs on the  Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 18, 2013  10:35 PM

Security Now! Illustrated is a great resource for security training

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

My readers know that I'm a diehard


March 18, 2013  1:22 PM

Security blogger Brian Krebs targeted by cybercriminals

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Anyone who knows anything about security researchers and bloggers knows of Brian Krebs and his blog, KrebsOnSecurity.com; nevertheless, here's some background in case you're wondering:

Brian Krebs worked as a reporter for The Washington Post...


March 17, 2013  10:27 PM

How much of your spam contains malware?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

I am in my second year of using


March 3, 2013  1:46 PM

Evernote hacked

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Evernote, the popular note taking program whose goal is "to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done," has had their website hacked and is forcing all users to reset their passwords:

Security Notice: Service-wide Password...


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