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July 16, 2009  8:28 PM

Hacker HighSchool is a Great Idea!

Posted by: Ken Harthun
education, Hacking, security awareness, Security practice

Steve Gibson of Spinrite and Security Now! podcast fame talked about Hacker HighSchool in his most recent

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June 18, 2009  9:29 PM

How to Use the Windows Registry for Cyber Forensics: Part 2

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber Forensics, Cybercrime, Encryption, Hacking, Intrusion detection

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced you to the concept of date/time coincidence and we explored five registry keys that are useful to the forensic examiner. This time, I'll show you how data can be encrypted and hidden in the registry. If you're involved in data security, you're familiar with...

May 31, 2009  7:38 PM

Are YOU a Hacker?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Hacking, Opinion, Security

Are you? It’s not necessarily a derogatory term. Neither is “geek.” But what does “hacker” really mean? Here’s one opinion:

Someone that is...

May 6, 2009  12:41 AM

Free Mini-courses from SANS

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, Security, Security management, Training and Certification

Without a doubt, SANS offers some of the best and most trusted computer security training and certifications. Today, I was thrilled to find that they’re currently offering four free mini-courses. I already completed the Windows Intrusion Discovery course and started on Cyber...

September 12, 2008  2:22 AM

Bootable Thumb Drive Virus Scanner Saves the Day

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Hacking, Linux, Malware, Security, Trojan

Forgive me if I brag a bit in this post, but I think I earned the right. You be the judge. Last weekend, I noticed strange behavior on my home system. ESET Smart Security kept reporting that it had "found and quarantined m.exe,...

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