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December, 2014


December 31, 2014  5:30 PM

Happy New Year!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

I wish all of my readers, colleagues and employees of the TechTarget companies a Happy, Safe & Prosperous New Year. 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend

December 31, 2014  5:27 PM

There’s a new, free, CA in town

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Certificate authorities, Encryption, Open source, Security

It's called "Let's Encrypt," and it's a joint project of EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and the University of Michigan.

Let’s Encrypt is a new free certificate authority, built on a foundation of cooperation...


December 30, 2014  6:20 PM

Where are you now? Are you Secure? What about your data?

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Applications, Data, location, Security, social media, Technology

As we close the year 2014, I was struck by a few thoughts - and I’ll likely post another blog entry tomorrow before we ring in the new year. But for now, I was wondering about location-based services and personal security.

It occurred to me as I...


December 26, 2014  3:38 PM

Obama’s response to alleged N. Korea cyberattacks: Grandstanding, or truth?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Last Friday (12/20/2014), Barack Obama confirmed that the White House believed that North Korea engaged in a cyberattack against Sony Pictures.

They caused a lot of damage, and we will respond. We will respond proportionally, and we'll respond in a place and time and manner...


December 25, 2014  5:38 PM

(Warning: Language) Is Elf on the Shelf a secret plot to brainwash children into accepting a surveillance state?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
NSA surveillance, Surveillance

Some people just can't resist attempting to ruin Christmas by spreading FUD. To those people I dedicate the song "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Since when has the magic of Christmas and all things wondrous and imaginary connected with it...


December 24, 2014  6:13 PM

ATM skimmer doesn’t work? No sweat, just blow it up!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
ATM, Banking industry, NCR, Security

I guess it's rather dark humor because it happens, but I find it funny how far these cyber-idiots will go to steal from an ATM. From Krebs on Security: "According to quarterly reports from the European ATM...


December 24, 2014  6:09 PM

Apple Pushes out Security Update — HORRORS!

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Apple, Data, news, Security, Update, Windows

To hear Apple fanatics tell the story, the recent (and supposedly first ever) automatic security update marks the end of the company. Apple is doomed now that it has gone the way of MSFT and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 24, 2014  5:42 PM

Merry Christmas!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
holiday

I wish all my readers and all of the staff at ITKE a safe and Merry Christmas! However you celebrate this season, please keep the true meaning of the holidays in your thoughts: Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men.


December 16, 2014  10:06 PM

This ransomware is also a true virus

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
'Virus`, Ransomware, Security, Sophos

gremlinA new ransomware threat, which is...


December 16, 2014  7:58 PM

Symantec: 91% increase in targeted attack campaigns in 2014

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
best practices, SANS, Security, Symantec

Symantec has released its Internet Security Threat Report for 2014. The report is based on an analysis of data from its Global Intelligence Network. You can obtain a copy of the report here:


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