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May 13, 2012  4:03 PM

Scam email poses as account alert



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, E-mail scam, Scam alert

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April 29, 2012  4:22 PM

Don’t let fake antivirus sucker you



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, FakeAV, Scam, Scareware

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March 11, 2012  2:41 PM

SANS’ Conversations about Cybersecurity



Posted by: Ken Harthun
APT Attack, Chinese Hackers, Cyber-criminal, Cybersecurity, Security, Targeted attack

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November 28, 2011  10:42 PM

Think you can spot a Phish?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, OpenDNS, Phishing

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November 25, 2011  1:00 PM

Video – Sophos: The state of cyber security 2011



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, sophos, Video

Everyone involved in cyber security (which should be every one of us working in the IT field) should find this video from security firm Sophos quite interesting. It outlines latest trends in cyber crime, what you can do to protect yourself, and how the government can work with the private sector...


March 27, 2011  5:50 PM

Malware Infection Flowchart



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Security

This image needs little explanation, but I want to thank Dave at Davescomputertips.com for posting it in his forum. If you're not a member of that forum and a subscriber of the newsletter, you need to be. Here's what he had to...


March 26, 2011  3:02 PM

SSL Compromise an Act of Cyber-warfare?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Certificate Authority, Comodo, Cyber warfare, Cybercrime, SSL

SANS NewsBites | March 25, 2011 | Vol. 13, Num. 024: "SSL Security Compromised...Attackers compromised a partner of SSL certificate authority, Comodo and issued themselves fraudulent SSL certificates.  The certificates vouch for a site's authenticity, and would have allowed the thieves to set up...


March 23, 2011  12:10 AM

Japan Quake Spam Links to Malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Malware, Scam, Scripting

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March 17, 2011  8:31 PM

Very Funny Security Video



Posted by: Ken Harthun
advert, Antivirus, commercial, Cybercrime, David Hasselhoff Deny

Time again for a very funny video. This is...


February 13, 2011  12:55 PM

How to Spot a Tech Support Scam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Identity Theft, Online Scams, Phishing, Scam

There seems to have been a rash of tech support scams lately, some with people actually to pretend to be from Microsoft. The scammers seem to target online forums and tech support sites, so be careful what you post if you really do have a technical problem. (You are always welcome to


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