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July 28, 2013  9:20 PM

Everyone knows Sarah



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice

Every day, I see student computers and laptops infected with malware. Every day, I see questionable posts made by people who think only their friends can see what they write. That's what "Sarah" thought and this video is a reminder that the internet is a very dangerous--and public--place. Please...

June 30, 2013  2:25 PM

Video: Three wireless security myths



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, wifi

Sophos produces some excellent videos and this one definitely qualifies. I have been saying these things for years, but this video punches home the whys and wherefores of the three biggest wireless security myths. Enjoy! [brightcove]


June 30, 2013  1:49 PM

The security processes



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management

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June 29, 2013  10:26 PM

Want to be secure? Be unpredictable



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice

We tend to be creatures of habit. For some areas of our lives, that's a good thing; there's nothing wrong with establishing healthy eating habits or good home maintenance habits. When it comes to security (both physical security and cyber security), however, habits can be a very bad thing. For...


June 28, 2013  1:37 AM

Is your successor doomed to live in IT Hell?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security best practice

stressed

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May 25, 2013  4:54 PM

Twitter now has two-factor authentication



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, Twitter Attack, Two-factor authentication

twitter-bird-white-on-blue

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April 30, 2013  12:57 PM

Same password for every site. Will they ever learn?



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

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April 29, 2013  7:49 PM

Log out and shut down!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice

Are you one of those people who leave their computers logged into everything all the time? If not, then good for you, but I bet you know someone who does. It's a bad idea. Even if you run with a limited user account, you're at risk. An XKCD cartoon does a fine job of illustrating.


March 27, 2013  2:27 AM

Are you personally prepared for disaster?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security best practice

Doomsday Preppers is a popular (in some circles) American reality television series that airs on the 

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March 17, 2013  10:27 PM

How much of your spam contains malware?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security best practice, spam, Virus

I am in my second year of using


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