September 19, 2010  6:48 PM

Disable and Delete Flash Cookies for Good



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, Firefox add-on, LSO, Privacy

You've disabled third-party cookies and locked down your privacy settings. Ever wondered why you are still tracked? You've probably got scores of "super cookies," also known as Local Shared Objects (LSO) or Flash cookies. Maybe you've heard about these and used Adobe's own tools,


September 17, 2010  1:24 AM

Panda Security Publishes Findings from 1st Annual Social Media Risk Index for SMBs



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Security best practice, Social media, Twitter, YouTube

If you're not familiar with this great company, you need to be. I've written about them here on several occasions. It seems to me that in this highly competitive security industry, these people just seem to want to do it right. They have great products and they're attentive to their clients and...


September 8, 2010  1:27 AM

Your Privacy is Bleeding onto the Internet



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Identity Exposure Index, Identity Theft, Privacy

Privacy has been dead for a long time thanks to the Information Age. More personally-identifiable information than ever before is now accessible online through free and paid searches. The simple fact that most people post their intimate personal details on FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, and other...


July 21, 2010  1:23 AM

Facebook is in trouble with Germany



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Social Engineering

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May 29, 2010  1:39 PM

FTC Investigates Photocopier Data Security Risks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data destruction, FTC, Privacy, security awareness

My April 26, 2010 post, "Security Risk of Digital Copiers," I reported on the issue of permanent storage of images on copier hard drives and the potentially serious security risks associated....


May 28, 2010  12:52 AM

Facebook Announces Privacy Redesign



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Social Networking Hacks, Web 2.0 Security

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May 28, 2010  12:35 AM

Software for Secure Computing: Privacy Settings Scanner for Facebook



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Social Networking Hacks, Software for Secure Computing, Web 2.0 Security

Well, I had already had this queued for publication before Facebook decided to change their privacy policy in the wake of significant user feedback. That will be the subject of my next post. Just to be sure the new policy didn't break anything, I tested this scanner again and it still works. So...


April 26, 2010  8:03 PM

Security Risk of Digital Copiers



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data destruction, Data sanitization, Encryption, Identity Theft, Privacy, Security

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February 28, 2010  10:45 PM

When “Security” Becomes Onerous



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Big Brother, Privacy, Security, Surveillance

If you can even call...


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