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February 14, 2009  3:54 PM

There is no "Super Secure" Browser



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Malware, Microsoft Windows, Opera, Secure Computing, Vulnerabilities, Zero-day vulnerability

Security is a complicated process, leaving many to desire a magic bullet. Unfortunately, there isn't one. No matter how much security developers build into software, the behavior of the person seated in the chair will always be the weak link. Truth be told, all of the major browsers are safer than...

December 21, 2008  11:19 PM

No More Security Updates for Firefox 2



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opinion, Phishing, Security, Vulnerabilities

Security Fix reports that on December 16, Mozilla released its final update to Firefox 2, and plans no...


October 30, 2008  3:13 PM

Clickjacking Attacks Are Ocurring in the Wild



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Clickjacking, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Malware, Security

Less than a month after the clickjacking exploit came to light, sporadic reports of users falling victim to the attack are beginning to surface.


October 29, 2008  3:04 PM

Opera Zero-day Vulnerability



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Opera, Remote Code Execution, Security bulletin, Zero-day exploit, Zero-day vulnerability

Just as Opera completed patches for critical vulnerabilities in its browser, researchers discovered another remote code execution bug. In its recent article, "Opera scrambles to quash zero-day bug in...

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October 27, 2008  9:29 PM

Software for Secure Computing: Firefox & NoScript



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Clickjacking, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows, Secure Computing, Security

Everyone agrees that it just isn't safe out there on the Wild, Wild, Web and while Microsoft has made huge strides in securing Internet Explorer, the fact that IE continues to use ActiveX scripting technology makes it the least secure browser. I often recommend that people not use IE unless they...


September 28, 2008  4:39 PM

Clickjacking: The Latest Criminal Tactic



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Clickjacking, Cybercrime, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Phishing, Security, Vulnerabilities

According to US-CERT's latest alert, "Multiple Web Browsers Affected by Clickjacking," there's a new cross-browser exploit technique called "Clickjacking." One


August 8, 2008  3:44 AM

Software for Secure Computing: Secure Browsers



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows, Secure Computing, Security

Two of the biggest mistakes Microsoft ever made were tying Internet Explorer into the Windows OS and ActiveX. Exploits took advantage of both and some of the nastiest malware ever written entered millions of PCs through these...


July 27, 2008  4:09 PM

Nine Steps to System Security – 2008



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Browsers, Email security, Firewalls, Malware, Microsoft Windows, NAT, Opinion, Phishing, Rootkit, Routers, Security, spam, Vulnerabilities

It isn’t getting any better on The Wild, Wild Web, despite state and federal government attempts to arrest and prosecute those responsible for electronically-perpetrated criminal acts. Spyware and malware of all kinds are increasingly more stealthy and difficult to remove thanks to


July 17, 2008  1:07 AM

Windows SteadyState Can Protect Your Family & Your Family Computer



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Browsers, Microsoft Windows, Security

A while back, I used the Microsoft Public Access Computer Security Tool, predecessor to Windows SteadyState, to secure a...


June 5, 2008  1:30 PM

Safari for Windows Flaw Quick Fix



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Apple, Browsers, Microsoft Windows, Remote Code Execution, Security, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued Security Advisory 953818 advising Safari users to "restrict use of Safari as a web browser until an appropriate update is available from Microsoft and/or Apple." According to...


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