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March 31, 2011  11:50 PM

Complex Compound Pass Phrases



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

What the heck is a "complex compound passphrase," you ask? Ah, let me enlighten you, Grasshopper! I am the master of password systems, but this one escaped me. You see, I had fallen into the trap known as complexity and had been busy defining complex algorithms for generating unguessable passwords;...

March 25, 2011  2:55 AM

Five Internet Security Tips (Unedited)



Posted by: Ken Harthun
101 Internet Security Tips, Security, Security best practice

Here are the first five tips from my new work in progress, "101 Internet Security Tips." These are unedited and I am posting them here to solicit feedback. The book can become a huge tome, or it can be kept small. I would like you to help guide the direction I take. So, here are the first five...


March 8, 2011  1:14 AM

Introduction to 101 Internet Security Tips



Posted by: Ken Harthun
101 Internet Security Tips, Security, Security best practice, security tips

101 Internet Security Tips I just...


February 28, 2011  11:45 PM

Good Password Advice is Never Wasted



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

So, let me repeat myself. People tell me everyday about how this kind of advice helps them, so here it is again. A little Alliteration is good for writing effect every now and then; why not apply this to passwords? I don’t mean to write out an alliterative phrase and turn it into a password...


February 28, 2011  11:08 PM

Skype Configuration Security Issues



Posted by: Ken Harthun
insecure, Security best practice, Skype

people who are using Skype are clueless about how to configure it for maximum security, especially if they have set up a public chat. The default security settings for Skype are not adequate by any means. Let me give you some tips. First off,


February 27, 2011  3:45 PM

The Invisible Web and What You Can Do About It



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ghostery, Invisible Web, Security, Security best practice

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February 24, 2011  1:49 AM

OnguardOnline.gov is a Winner



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security best practice, Security education, Security for everyone

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February 11, 2011  12:58 AM

Google Adds 2-Factor Security to Gmail and Apps



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Google, Security best practice, Two-factor authentication

In the Official Google Blog today, developed an advanced opt-in security feature called 2-step verification . They announced this to their...


February 8, 2011  11:30 PM

PlentyofFish.com Hacked 30 Million Accounts Compromised



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, hackers, Password, Plenty of Fish, Security best practice

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February 6, 2011  3:25 PM

Video: Security “To-Duhs” List



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Security best practice, Video

Humorous, but very savvy video of basic security concepts. These are things I've been touting for years. You'll love the characters that lighten up the video, but the information is sound. It was produced by the State of Virginia. Enjoy! [kml_flashembed...


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