July 4, 2010  12:13 AM

Network Gremlins Attack Bewildered Geeks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Networking, Security, Troubleshooting

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May 15, 2010  1:19 AM

“Report Has Changed” Spam is Not Malicious



Posted by: Ken Harthun
click fraud, Malware, Security, spam

Got this message in my Hotmail account the other day and decided to investigate a bit to see what was up. These things are usually either links to malware infested sites or volume spam designed to create lots of clicks to CPA (Cost Per Action) offers, i.e., click fraud. And it turns out that's just...


April 21, 2010  12:36 AM

Cybercrooks Target Chrome with Bogus Extension



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Chrome, Google, Malware, spam, Trojan

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February 17, 2010  3:28 AM

Mozilla Alert About Sothink Was False Positive



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Opinion, secure coding, Secure Computing, 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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December 13, 2009  11:09 PM

Golden Rule #12: Infected PC? Don’t Just Clean–Wipe and ReloadGolden Rule #12: Infected PC? Don’t Just Clean–Wipe and Reload



Posted by: Ken Harthun
14 Golden Rules of Computer Security, DBAN, Malware, Security, Security practice

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October 30, 2009  3:41 PM

A Serious (Not!) Intervention



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Humor, Malware, Security

Hey, tomorrow's Halloween, our annual celebration of all things dark and evil. This video, produced by security firm Comodo is hilarious, yet hides a rather dark truth--quite in the spirit of our creepy holiday.

The video pays homage to the popular...


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...


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