December 31, 2010  4:50 AM

Humor: Hey Joe! I Hope This Answers Your Question



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Feedback, Internet Security Awareness Year, Password, Security, Security best practice

Being visible as a journalist on the Internet, I get feedback because my writing reaches a large audience. Thanks to you, my loyal readers and followers, most of the feedback is positive. But, there is the occasional negative comment, usually from the reader who either looks at the world through a...


December 28, 2010  1:48 AM

Web Account Creation Tips



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Password, Security best practice, User education

Although I consider it OK to use the same user name across multiple accounts, there's no question that using a different user name for each account along with a strong, unique password is probably a good idea. The more difficult you make it for hackers to guess your information, the more secure you...


December 27, 2010  3:37 PM

Use Strong, Unique Passwords! Use Strong, Unique Passwords! Use Strong, Unique Passwords!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security, Security best practice

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December 26, 2010  3:11 PM

Have You Been Gawkered?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Hacking, Password, Vulnerabilities

A couple of weeks ago, servers at Gawker Media, Inc., who also runs the sites Lifehacker.com and Gizmodo.com were hacked by a group who calls itself Gnosis. Reportedly, more than 1.3 million user accounts, email addresses and passwords were obtained. The hacker group has managed to decrypt about...


October 15, 2010  1:38 AM

Who’s Up for a Password Challenge?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password Contest, Security

Let's have a password contest, shall we?. There are two entry categories: The Top Ten List of Worst Passwords; and, the Strongest Short Easy-to-remember Password . One First Prize winner in each category will get a free copy of my


September 14, 2010  4:24 PM

Is Your Password on the List of Worst Ones Ever?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, LastPass, Password, password manager, RoboForm, Security, Security best practice

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July 18, 2010  4:21 PM

I Just Scored 65.1% on the LastPass Security Challenge



Posted by: Ken Harthun
LastPass, Password, password manager, secrurity practice, Secure Computing

Last week, I posted the results of my first LastPass Security Challenge where I scored 55.7%. I was a...


July 17, 2010  11:20 PM

OMG! My Account is Pending Suspension!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Password, Phishing, Scam

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July 16, 2010  2:07 AM

Novel Password Generation Idea That Helps You Save Money



Posted by: Ken Harthun
LastPass, Password, password manager, Security practice

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