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January 24, 2010  3:20 PM

Security Humor: Irish Password



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security Humor

I don't know about you, but I often get a bit weary of the constant "seriousness" of security issues. It's not all doom and gloom, you know; some things are actually funny. With that in mind, I'm launching my new ongoing series "Security Humor" and with that, today's installment (no offense to my...

November 25, 2009  2:13 AM

Golden Rule #4: Can a Criminal Hacker Guess Your Password?



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

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November 25, 2009  2:04 AM

Golden Rule #3: Omit This Setup Step and Your Router Can Be Easily Compromised



Posted by: Ken Harthun
14 Golden Rules of Computer Security, Password, Routers, Security

Golden Rule #2 stressed having a NAT router–or router/firewall–between your PC and the Internet as a first line of defense. This is without question the first, most important security step, but it can be useless unless you have it properly configured; in fact, omitting one crucial first step...


October 30, 2009  3:11 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 8



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Command line, Ethical hacking, Password, PHP, Security

So...


October 28, 2009  12:15 AM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 7



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Command line, Ethical hacking, Linux, Password, Security

Once...


October 8, 2009  2:18 AM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 6



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cryptography, Ethical hacking, Password, Security

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September 23, 2009  8:15 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 5



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Ethical hacking, Hacking, Password, Security, security awareness

So far, we’ve explored the first 4 basic missions at HackThisSite.org. As we get to each new level, the difficulty increases, but they’re still pretty easy.


September 16, 2009  6:38 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge-Level 3



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ethical hacking, Hacking, Password, Security, Vulnerabilities

My most recent post, Hacker Skills Help Save a Client’s PC, is a real-life practical example of how honing (or developing) your hacking skills can help you better serve your clients. So...


September 7, 2009  1:03 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge Level 1



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ethical hacking, Fun stuff, Hacking, Password, Security

The other day, I proposed you test out your ethical hacking skills over at HackThisSite. If you didn’t see that post, take a look now: How Are...

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August 24, 2009  2:18 AM

I Use LastPass



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Password, password manager, Security, Security management

OMG! I just opened that box that Pandora gave me. I have often said that I don’t like password managers because I don’t consider them secure. That goes double for the password managers built into the browsers. I don’t like anything to reside directly on my system, so that leaves a remote...


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