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October, 2013

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October 31, 2013  10:39 PM

Happy Halloween!

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October 28, 2013  11:38 PM

Beware Halloween tricks: Malware is no treat

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October 27, 2013  11:17 PM

Update: Tighten security with your hosts file

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October 26, 2013  10:44 PM

Got CryptoLocker? Your data is probably toast

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CryptoLocker is a particularly nasty piece of malware that encrypts dozens of file types including .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pst, .dwg, .rtf, .dbf, .psd, .raw, and .pdf  then demands you pay a "ransom" to get the key to unlock your data. If you see this pop-up on...


October 13, 2013  11:45 PM

Muscle memory passphrases and passwords.

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

We probably all agree that passphrases can be easier to remember than complex, random passwords. IhaveABIG2013truck! can be memorized in just a couple of minutes whereas Ih*^29xB@@!dude would take a lot longer to commit to memory. This isn't to say that passphrases can't also be difficult to...


October 10, 2013  12:53 AM

Adobe resets user passwords in wake of security breach

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October 8, 2013  10:21 PM

Eight security bulletins highlight the 10th anniversary of Patch Tuesday

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October 5, 2013  7:30 PM

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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