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March 30, 2014  4:12 PM

Who supports 2FA (two-factor authentication)?



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

In light of the plethora of data breaches in the news, it behooves us to use two-factor authentication (2FA) where it is available. I use it for important accounts like LastPass, eBay and PayPal. Where it is offered on other financial accounts, I use it. You should, too. But how do you know who...

March 29, 2014  9:36 PM

Oh no! Not another password post!



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

bad-passwords

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March 26, 2014  1:55 AM

Thwart predators and social engineers with a passphrase



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

I don't remember exactly where I saw it or heard it, but I recall a story about an incident where a child was approached by a (potential) sexual predator.  The child was told his mother wanted him home right away and -- we'll call him Mr. Friendly -- Mr. Friendly was there to pick the child up....


February 28, 2014  10:21 PM

Two factor authentication becoming a necessity



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

With the password's fading usefulness, we have to seriously consider two-factor authentication as the minimum level of security for any site dealing with sensitive information. I have been using the PayPal "football" for years as a second factor on both PayPal and eBay. I've implemented Yubikey...


February 27, 2014  2:12 AM

Why passwords alone are no longer sufficient security



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, data security, Security, Security best practice, Security management

We have all see this coming for a long time; in fact, I'm surprised it has taken this long to become obvious that passwords are no longer sufficient security. Sure, they're OK for things that really don't matter like news sites and entertainment sites -- any site that doesn't store sensitive...


February 23, 2014  6:21 PM

Update your iOS to 7.06 on iPad and iPhone!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Apple, Mac, OS X, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

ios-706Apple has released a security...


February 22, 2014  4:33 PM

C’mon Adobe, get your act together!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, Critical update, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

adobe_hacked

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December 31, 2013  6:24 PM

How to stay (relatively) secure with XP at the end of support – Part 1



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

R_I_P_XP_gravestone

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November 29, 2013  11:14 PM

Adobe hack: Check your email address now



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

managing-passwords-2012_06

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November 28, 2013  12:03 AM

Security best practice: How to store user passwords



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Security, Security best practice, Security management

encryption

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