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August 20, 2012  2:54 AM

We must be careful about what we do on the internet: Part 1



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice

As a network admin at Antonelli College, one of my duties is making sure that the students are fully briefed on safe browsing practice. It's always nice when one of their peers gives us a hand. Hunter Mitchell, a student worker at the Hattiesburg, Mississippi campus came up with a very good summary...

July 6, 2012  1:12 PM

The Great Internet Blackout is coming July 9



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Secure Computing, Security

If you are still infected with the DNS Changer malware, you will be unable to access the internet as of July 9, 2012. According to the FBI, who took over a series of rogue DNS servers last November,  there are still hundreds of thousands of computers infected with the malware. While the FBI...


April 22, 2012  1:56 PM

WordPress sites responsible for Flashback attacks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
APT Attack, Flashback Trojan, Mac, Malware, Trojan

Researchers say that infected WordPress sites were the initial attack vector for the Flashback Trojan horse program. Anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 sites are thought to have been infected during February and early March with 85 percent of the infected machines located in the U.S. According to...


March 31, 2012  12:31 AM

“Glory Johnson” loves me



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Green card scams, Malware, marriage scams, spam

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March 24, 2012  1:41 PM

Beware fake IRS tax appeal notices



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, IRS alert, Malware, taxes

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February 19, 2012  6:03 AM

Beware Whitney Houston autopsy links on Facebook



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Scam, Whitney Houston

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January 31, 2012  7:16 PM

When Hollywood tells hacker stories



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacker, Malware, Video

Well, in this case, it's the BBC from an episode...


January 17, 2012  10:57 AM

What the heck is a password honeypot?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
hackers, honeypot, Malware, Password best practice

Has your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or Skype account ever been hacked? If so, you either have an extremely guessable password, or you gave hackers your login credentials by putting them into a password honeypot. What the heck is a password honeypot? Good question. Let me give you a bit of...


November 24, 2011  1:31 PM

Beware fake iTunes gift certificate malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Holiday scam, Malware, spam, Thanksgiving

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October 30, 2011  4:00 PM

Celebrate International Kill-A-Zombie Day



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Malware, spambot, Video

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