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July 22, 2008  12:26 AM

If Spam Has You Irate, Obfuscate!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Opinion, Security, Security maxim

Spam email is not only a nuisance, it's a security risk. Most of the viruses, worms, and trojans floating around these days are transmitted in one form or another via spam. The threat can be attached directly to the email or it can rely on some subterfuge to get a clueless victim to click on a link...

May 29, 2008  5:14 PM

Beware the Internet Criminals’ Latest Trick



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Email security, Opinion, Phishing, Security, spam

Some spammers, phishers, and other Internet criminals have resorted to (mis)using the convenient service of tinyurl.com in order to disguise their web site addresses and entice you into clicking. Tinyurl.com takes those weird, long URLs and...


March 25, 2008  9:12 PM

You Clicked? Really? Are You Nuts?!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-virus, Email security, Microsoft Excel, Security, Word

This has to be one of the most evergreen security topics to come along; no matter how much anyone writes about the dangers of clicking on links or opening attachments in unsolicited email, people continue to do it. SANS NewsBites, March 25, 2008,...


March 12, 2008  2:04 AM

Turn Off Message Preview in Your Email Client



Posted by: Ken Harthun
email, Email security, Security, Security maxim

Some of these tips may very well be "everybody knows" types of things, but I find that these are often the things that get overlooked. That's why I'm publishing them as computer security maxims. Take a look at the recent furor surrounding the


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