April 30, 2011  10:37 PM

Think You’re Not a Target Because You’re Small? Think Again



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, data breach, Data Theft, Hacker, Online banking fraud, security audits, Security best practice, SQL Injection

If you pay attention to mainstream media, you can easily get the wrong idea about online attacks. The press usually only covers the sensational data breaches like the recent Epsilon and Sony fiascoes. Truth is, there are far more people at risk than the press leads you to believe. Consider the...


April 3, 2011  12:45 PM

U.S. Bank Vendor Epsilon Interactive Hacked



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, E-mail scam, Fraud, Hacking, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Security

If you are a customer of U.S. Bank better be on the lookout for suspicious emails. It seems one the bank's vendors of email marketing services, Epsilon Interactive, has been hacked and your email address may have been obtained in the process. My wife got this email notice...


March 27, 2011  5:50 PM

Malware Infection Flowchart



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Security

This image needs little explanation, but I want to thank Dave at Davescomputertips.com for posting it in his forum. If you're not a member of that forum and a subscriber of the newsletter, you need to be. Here's what he had to...


February 24, 2011  8:02 AM

Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Online Scams



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, E-mail scam, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Online Shopping Scam

People since time immemorial have fallen for scams of various kinds. Chalk it up to wishful thinking, dreaming, greed, what have you, but eventually, everyone finds themselves gullible. If that weren't the case, life would lose some of its luster. We love to play act; we love to be fooled; and, we...


March 28, 2010  2:24 AM

My Bank is Vigilant-Thank You, Bank!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Online banking fraud, Security, security awareness

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March 13, 2010  3:36 PM

Worth Repeating: Use a Dedicated PC for Online Banking



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Identity Theft, Online banking fraud, Secure Computing, security awareness

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January 6, 2010  1:37 AM

ABA Recommends Using Dedicated PC for Online Banking



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firewalls, Microsoft steady state, Online banking fraud, secrurity practice, Security, security awareness, Security policy

This is an idea that has been floating around for awhile. I recommended Convert a USB Thumb Drive into a...

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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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