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February, 2014

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February 28, 2014  10:28 PM

MasterCard uses geo-location to reduce card fraud

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

This is a great idea and one that may turn out to be the simplest way to implement two-factor authentication for credit card companies. In fact, this is similar to what Only Coin plans to implement as part of its security suite. From...

February 28, 2014  10:21 PM

Two factor authentication becoming a necessity

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

With the password's fading usefulness, we have to seriously consider two-factor authentication as the minimum level of security for any site dealing with sensitive information. I have been using the PayPal "football" for years as a second factor on both PayPal and eBay. I've implemented Yubikey...


February 27, 2014  2:33 AM

Mac OS X 10.9.2 released to fix critical SSL security hole

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

They promised "as soon as possible" and they delivered. Here are the details straight from the OS X App Store.

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February 27, 2014  2:12 AM

Why passwords alone are no longer sufficient security

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

We have all see this coming for a long time; in fact, I'm surprised it has taken this long to become obvious that passwords are no longer sufficient security. Sure, they're OK for things that really don't matter like news sites and entertainment sites -- any site that doesn't store sensitive...


February 23, 2014  6:21 PM

Update your iOS to 7.06 on iPad and iPhone!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

ios-706Apple has released a security...


February 22, 2014  4:33 PM

C’mon Adobe, get your act together!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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