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April, 2013


April 30, 2013  8:40 PM

Humor: Best password security message ever!

Posted by: Ken Harthun


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April 30, 2013  4:40 PM

!!!!!!!!!! RED ALERT for YOUR COMPUTER – Not!

Posted by: Ken Harthun
hoax, Security


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April 30, 2013  12:57 PM

Same password for every site. Will they ever learn?

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

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April 29, 2013  7:49 PM

Log out and shut down!

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

Are you one of those people who leave their computers logged into everything all the time? If not, then good for you, but I bet you know someone who does. It's a bad idea. Even if you run with a limited user account, you're at risk. An XKCD cartoon does a fine job of illustrating.

April 28, 2013  11:54 PM

“Memory Hard Problem” thwarts password cracking

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Password, Security, Security management

In one of his famous "propeller head" episodes, Steve Gibson of Security Now! podcast fame describes an algorithm that thwarts even the most powerful super computers' attempts at cracking passwords. Episode 388 [MP3] in January, 2013...

April 19, 2013  4:30 PM

Video: The Internet Password Minder Protector Minder

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fun stuff, Humor, Password, Security, Security management


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April 17, 2013  3:04 PM

Despicable cyber-slugs exploiting Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Security, spam

Despicable, but it's always inevitable in the wake of any human tragedy. Cyberslugs (I won't elevate them to cybercriminal status, though they are certainly criminals) are using the Boston Marathon bombing to spread malware. Spam emails claim to contain a link to video of the bombing. The links...

April 9, 2013  1:44 AM

Could my client’s server be part of the Spamhaus DDoS attack?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, DDoS, Denial of Service, DNS amplification, DNS reflection, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

In the wake of what is reported to be the


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