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May 18, 2008  6:39 PM

Are You a Hacker Target?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firewalls, NAT, Opinion, Routers, Security

Aside from those unenlightened, naive souls who invite every hacker, phisher and Nigerian scammer on the planet into their computers how many people actually fall victim to hackers? I'm talking about people who take reasonable precautions, like installing a NAT router, running a personal firewall...

April 17, 2008  7:05 PM

Top Five Personal Firewalls



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firewalls, HIPS, Instrusion prevention, Intrusion detection, Security, Vulnerabilities

How well does your personal firewall protect you? GRC's Leak Test, PCFlank, and Bob Sundling's


April 9, 2008  9:11 PM

How to Prevent DNS Rebinding Attacks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firewalls, Networking, Password, Routers, Security

There's nothing new about the DNS rebinding attack, but it's in the news again. Dan Kaminsky, Director of Penetration Testing for


February 16, 2008  8:02 PM

How Not to Invite Attackers into Your PCs or Network – the First Line of Defense



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firewalls, NAT, Networking, Security, Security maxim

The other day, I gave you what I consider to be the most basic security maxim, one on which I base all of my security practices: The best security measures are completely useless if you invite attackers into


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