October 28, 2009  12:15 AM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 7

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Command line, Ethical hacking, Linux, Password, Security


October 13, 2009  1:20 PM

Protecting Your Business from Online Banking Fraud

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Online banking fraud, Secure Computing, Security, security awareness

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August 16, 2009  9:51 PM

Is Linux Security as Bad as Microsoft Windows “Security?”

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Attack Surface, Critical update, insecure, Linux, Opinion, Security, Vulnerabilities

Linux proponents often gloat over the seeming lack of security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel when compared to Microsoft Windows; Windows proponents counter saying that Linux is just enjoying “security through obscurity.” Seems the Windows people may be justified to some degree as...

February 3, 2009  3:19 AM

Are Windows PCs Threatened by Malware Harbored on Mac & Linux OS’s?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-virus, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Security, Security management, Virus

Can Mac and Linux boxes harbor malware that does not affect them, but could affect Windows PCs?  Absolutely. It can and does happen. The Sophos white paper, “Protecting Mac and Linux computers: genuine need or...

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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,...

August 31, 2008  4:30 PM

CERT Says Linux is Under Attack

Posted by: Ken Harthun
CERT, Cybercrime, Instrusion prevention, Intrusion detection, Linux, Rootkit, Security, Vulnerabilities

It had to happen sooner or later; as Linux gains an ever-increasing foothold (Linux market share to reach 7% in 2008 ) in the market, it will become a viable target for criminal hackers. According to the U.S. Computer Emergency...

May 17, 2008  3:08 PM

Two Ways to Operate Securely on the Web

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Security, Security management, Security maxim, Virtualization

If you've done any coding at all, you probably have a good idea why software developers often run their untested code in a protected environment--a sandbox. If the software misbehaves, all you have to do is shut...


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