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March 16, 2011  12:58 AM

Adobe Flash – The worst security record of all time?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, insecure, Opinion, Vulnerabilities

As you know, I'm an editor over at Dave's Computer Tips and have been working with that site for going on four years. We have a forum, of course and this is a relevant thread, more than appropriate for Security Corner:

November 13, 2010  2:26 PM

Microsoft Pushing Microsoft Security Essentials via Update Provokes Anger

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Malware, Microsoft, microsoft security essentials, Opinion, Panda Security, Trend Micro

According to The Register, Panda Security and Trend Micro are attacking Microsoft for offering Security Essentials (MSE) via MS Update because Redmond is "restricting choice." I take issue with that. Microsoft is only offering MSE download via update to Windows users who aren't already...

October 31, 2010  1:07 AM

Passwords as Single Authentication Factor Are Dead, Aren’t They?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Opinion, passwords, Security, Security best practice, Two-factor authentication

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October 24, 2010  4:08 PM

Ban on Use of Encryption for a Property Crime?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Encryption, Opinion, Security, SSL

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August 20, 2010  1:15 AM

Intel to Acquire McAfee

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-virus, IBM, McAfee, Opinion, Security

I thought you may be interested in the reaction from Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security, on Intel’s unexpected $7.68 billion...

June 22, 2010  12:29 AM

Reader Survey: Please Give Us Your Feedback

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Feedback, IT Knowledge Exchange, Opinion, Survey

As you know, IT Knowledge Exchange is a community-based technical information portal that is dedicated to providing the highest quality IT news, technical support and commentary from your industry peers. What you may not know is that you are a vital part of how this community functions and what...

May 12, 2010  1:22 AM

Why Bother Giving Password Advice?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Opinion, Password, Security, security awareness, Security Faux Pas

I'm miffed. I went to visit one of my clients yesterday - one that I've carefully educated in password selection and security - and saw a sticky note on the wall with all his passwords written down on it. I asked him why. He just went on and told me that it was just too much trouble to think about...

April 13, 2010  1:16 AM

Microsoft Decides to Forgo Steady State Development – 77 Million PCs at Risk

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Microsoft, Microsoft steady state, Opinion, Public Computers, Windows Steady State

Thanks to Windows Secrets Newsletter for alerting me to this. I was responsible for implementing Windows...

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March 4, 2010  7:37 PM

How NOT to Fight Spam

Posted by: Ken Harthun
email, Humor, Opinion, spam

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February 26, 2010  2:23 AM

Simple Security

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Opinion, Rant, Secure Computing, Security

Complexity, they say, is the enemy of security. Actually, I think it was Bruce Schneier who I first heard it from. It has come to be one of those "everybody knows" things, however, so it's irrelevant who first said it. Nevertheless, it's true. The more complicated the software, device, or campus,...

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