June 27, 2010  9:19 PM

My Top Five Biggest Security Issues



Posted by: Ken Harthun
firewall, Password, Phishing, secrurity practice, Secure Computing, Security

How long have you been in...


June 26, 2010  3:30 PM

Scam Alert: Thanks for Your Order!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, OpenDNS, Phishing, spam

Nothing new about these phishing scams, but it seems they've gotten more frequent. I've gotten my share of them before, but now two in as many days. Here's the first one purportedly about my amazon.com order that I never placed.


June 12, 2010  1:13 AM

Craigslist Targeted Phishing Emails



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Phishing, Scam, Security, spam

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January 30, 2010  2:34 AM

Top Five Security Faux Pas



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Phishing, Security, Security Faux Pas, Security practice

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January 14, 2010  9:17 PM

Beware Haiti Spam & Phishing Emails



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Haiti Earthquake, Phishing, spam

With the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti, everyone should beware of any emails or solicitations on social networking sites asking for donations to help the citizens of Haiti. The cyber-slime out there typically begin exploiting the gullible shortly after such an event. This comes via


November 19, 2009  2:51 AM

Law, PR Firms Being Targeted by Hackers says FBI



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Phishing, Security, Security bulletin

According to the Washington Post, "Hackers are increasingly targeting law firms and public relations companies with a sophisticated e-mail scheme that breaks into their computer networks to steal sensitive data, often linked to large corporate...


September 20, 2009  9:54 PM

Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic Page



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security management, Security tools

Thanks to Google, there’s a tool you can use to check any site and see if Google lists it as hosting any suspicious files or acting as a malware intermediary. Yes, I know there’s a Firefox extension and that the Google Toolbar for Firefox incorporates the tool, but what if you’re out in the...


August 31, 2009  10:40 PM

Have You Noticed? Phishing Attacks Are Down



Posted by: Ken Harthun
insecure, Malware, Phishing, Secure Computing, Security, Social Engineering, Trojan

It’s just not in fashion anymore; phishing attacks are ‘way down, falling out of favor with cybercriminals who now prefer malicious websites and password-stealing Trojan horse programs.

IBM's security research and development division, X-Force, recently issued a report that found...


August 28, 2009  2:39 AM

Twitter Security: TwitBlock Blocks the Spammers



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Phishing, Scam, Secure Computing, Security, Security management, Social Engineering, Twitter

Besides being a security Geek, I’m also an Internet marketer (no, not the bad kind—the good kind—I actually try to help people with what I sell). Twitter, at first blush, appears to be a great way to get your message out; it probably is, if done right, but it’s also easily abused. Yes,...


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