Security Corner:

March, 2013


March 31, 2013  10:17 PM

Beware of Easter holiday scams

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Scam, Security, spam

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

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Humor, Video

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

Posted by: Ken Harthun
DDoS, Denial of Service, DNS amplification, DNS reflection, Secure Computing, Security

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March 27, 2013  2:27 AM

Are you personally prepared for disaster?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security best practice

Doomsday Preppers is a popular (in some circles) American reality television series that airs on the 

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March 18, 2013  10:35 PM

Security Now! Illustrated is a great resource for security training

Posted by: Ken Harthun

My readers know that I'm a diehard

March 18, 2013  1:22 PM

Security blogger Brian Krebs targeted by cybercriminals

Posted by: Ken Harthun
DDoS, Denial of Service, Krebs on Security, Security

Anyone who knows anything about security researchers and bloggers knows of Brian Krebs and his blog,; 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?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security best practice, spam, Virus

I am in my second year of using

March 3, 2013  1:46 PM

Evernote hacked

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

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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