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December 14, 2011  1:20 AM

Chrome is the most secure browser



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Security

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August 21, 2011  5:20 PM

Browsers: Who’s the safest of them all?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Malicious Website, Malware, Safari, Security

How safe is your web browser?...


March 30, 2010  12:37 PM

Security Humor: Internet Explorer Security Settings



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox, insecure, Internet Explorer, Security Humor

If...


March 29, 2010  11:27 PM

Out-of-cycle Patch for IE Coming Tomorrow



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox, Google Chrome, insecure, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Patch management, Patch Tuesday, Security

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February 7, 2010  4:14 PM

Mozilla Missed Malware in Infected Firefox Add-ons



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox, Firefox add-on, Malware, Mozilla, Trojan

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September 20, 2009  9:54 PM

Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic Page



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security management, Security tools

Thanks to Google, there’s a tool you can use to check any site and see if Google lists it as hosting any suspicious files or acting as a malware intermediary. Yes, I know there’s a Firefox extension and that the Google Toolbar for Firefox incorporates the tool, but what if you’re out in the...


September 19, 2009  3:05 PM

Malvertising an Ever-expanding Threat



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Cybercrime, Firefox, Fraud, Malware, Microsoft Windows, Scam, Scareware, Secure Computing, Security

As if we don’t already have enough to deal with, it seems that malvertising--a technique where malicious code is placed in an online ad to either mislead the user or infect their computer—is on the rise. Microsoft recently filed five lawsuits against unnamed individuals accusing them of posting...


August 24, 2009  2:18 AM

I Use LastPass



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Password, password manager, Security, Security management

OMG! I just opened that box that Pandora gave me. I have often said that I don’t like password managers because I don’t consider them secure. That goes double for the password managers built into the browsers. I don’t like anything to reside directly on my system, so that leaves a remote...


May 31, 2009  6:56 PM

Search for Screensavers at Your Own Risk



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

Enter “screensavers” into any major search engine and there’s better than a fifty percent chance that any result you click on will land you on a malicious website. According to McAfee’s recently released report “


March 27, 2009  5:32 PM

NoScript Blocks Latest Firefox Bug



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Exploits, Firefox, NoScript, Scripting, Secure Computing, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

Got NoScript? If not, get it--the latest Firefox bug, an XML tag remote memory corruption vulnerability released on Wednesday, is mitigated by having the NoScript addon installed. The bug can be exploited by a malicious...


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