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July 29, 2008  10:47 AM

The Lazy Man’s Way to System Security

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Firewalls, Malware, Routers, Security

A good many people have responded to my various articles on system security. Most of the feedback has been positive, but many wondered if there might be a simpler approach, some basic things you...

July 27, 2008  4:09 PM

Nine Steps to System Security – 2008

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Browsers, Email security, Firewalls, Malware, Microsoft Windows, NAT, Opinion, Phishing, Rootkit, Routers, Security, spam, Vulnerabilities

It isn’t getting any better on The Wild, Wild Web, despite state and federal government attempts to arrest and prosecute those responsible for electronically-perpetrated criminal acts. Spyware and malware of all kinds are increasingly more stealthy and difficult to remove thanks to

July 19, 2008  12:58 AM

Unpatched PC “0wn3d” in Four Minutes or 16 Hours; Which is it?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firewalls, Malware, Microsoft Windows, NAT, Networking, Routers, Security, Vulnerabilities

I just love stories like this one. On the one hand, Internet Storm Center researchers say an unpatched PC connected to the Internet will be compromised in less...

June 14, 2008  1:57 PM

Infected PC? Don’t Just Clean–Wipe and Reload

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Malware, Opinion, Rootkit, Security, Security maxim

You've seen them: PCs with serious malware infections that seem to defy any and all attempts to clean them up. You persevere and eventually get rid of the files that regenerate upon deletion, clean up the autorun registry entries that keep the malware going, and kill all the malicious processes...

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