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July, 2014

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July 31, 2014  11:28 PM

Symantec Endpoint Protection Privilege Escalation Zero Day

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
malware, SANS Internet Storm Center, Security, Symantec Endpoint Protection, zero-day

SEP BoxWhat do you do when the...

July 30, 2014  6:58 PM

Highly effective security: Think before you click

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
cybercriminals, Hyperlinks, Malicious code, Security

question-mark1This is something...


July 29, 2014  8:54 PM

Therapeutic passwords (and maybe educational, too!)

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Can a password change your life for the better? , thinks so. He did it. Deeply depressed due to a recent divorce, he made a...


July 29, 2014  12:38 AM

Security worst practice: Password reuse

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
password security, Security

This article, "eBay’s StubHub ransacked for over $1 million, international crime ring arrested," from Naked Security said:

It's a shame that users all too often make it easy for crooks to just plug in credentials leaked from other...


July 22, 2014  2:34 PM

Highly effective security: Protect data on mobile and removable media

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

We all carry mobile devices be they phones, iPads or other tablet devices, USB drives or laptops. By their very nature, these devices are easily lost or stolen making the data on them at risk of compromise. It's important to protect the actual devices from loss, but perhaps it's even more important...


July 17, 2014  5:28 PM

Humor: Password tattoos

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Tired of resetting certain students' passwords numerous times (will they EVER remember them?), this administrator replied to an instructor's request for a password reset with this email:

It’s on the way to you. Please send him to see me ASAP for his tattoo. My new...


July 17, 2014  4:15 PM

Stop electronic surveillance with typewriters?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security, Surveillance

In the wake of recent news about Germany's considering using typewriters instead of computers to thwart electronic surveillance, one has to ask the obvious question: Huh? Oh, they have to be manual typewriters. Electric ones just won't do (you can plug in a keylogger to an electric one,...


July 11, 2014  6:14 PM

Highly effective security: Secure your mobile devices from loss

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Laptop Security, Mobile device security, Security, Tablet PCs

Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops are certainly convenient; however, due to their portability they are security risks. It's just too easy to lose or misplace these devices and when this happens, all of your personal data stored on them is at risk of being compromised. You...


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