September 17, 2010  1:24 AM

Panda Security Publishes Findings from 1st Annual Social Media Risk Index for SMBs



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Security best practice, Social media, Twitter, YouTube

If you're not familiar with this great company, you need to be. I've written about them here on several occasions. It seems to me that in this highly competitive security industry, these people just seem to want to do it right. They have great products and they're attentive to their clients and...


April 2, 2010  3:00 PM

Twitter is Under Attack Again



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Blackhat SEO, cyber security, Security, Trending topic attack, Twitter

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December 20, 2009  5:51 PM

ExecTweets IT



Posted by: Ken Harthun
InfoSec, Security, Twitter

While searching for some relevant...


August 28, 2009  2:39 AM

Twitter Security: TwitBlock Blocks the Spammers



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Phishing, Scam, Secure Computing, Security, Security management, Social Engineering, Twitter

Besides being a security Geek, I’m also an Internet marketer (no, not the bad kind—the good kind—I actually try to help people with what I sell). Twitter, at first blush, appears to be a great way to get your message out; it probably is, if done right, but it’s also easily abused. Yes,...


August 14, 2009  3:02 AM

Twitter Used As Botnet Command & Control Channel



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Exploits, Security, Twitter

A botnet that uses Twitter for command and control? You bet. Jose Nazario over at Arbor Networks apparently found one: “Basically what it does is use the status messages to send out new links to contact, then these contain new commands or executables to download and run.” The bots connect to...


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