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May 26, 2013  2:05 AM

Security Now! Illustrated – Episode 17: PPTP and IPSEC VPN Technology



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security Now!

I simply love these Ask Mr. Wizard animations and illustrations of Steve Gibson's Security Now! episodes. Here is the latest post, and it's a good one. Note: There are several segments to this series and this video will refer you to them at the Ask Mr. Wizard site. [brightcove]

March 26, 2012  12:20 AM

Security Corner mentioned on Security Now!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data security, hard drive maintenance, Security Now!, Spinrite

Part of data security is protecting the storage media from damage and maintaining a high level of data integrity. For hard drive maintenance and recovery, there is no better tool than SpinRite, developed by Steve Gibson of


August 11, 2010  6:58 PM

Why DNS Rebinding Is in the News Again



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Black Hat conference, DNS Rebinding Attack, Routers, Security, Security Now!

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July 29, 2010  6:49 PM

Pardon Me, Steve



Posted by: Ken Harthun
DNS Rebinding Attack, Security, Security Now!, Vulnerabilities

MySpace Layouts Consider me duly humbled. I took Steve Gibson...


July 11, 2010  11:30 PM

I Just Scored 55.7% on the LastPass Security Challenge



Posted by: Ken Harthun
LastPass, Password, password manager, Secure Computing, Security Now!

Back in 2010 February, I wrote about LastPass and touted its ease of use. I also talked about how easy it made the habit of using secure passwords:

Besides...


February 21, 2010  11:48 PM

Security on Public PCs – NOT!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Public Computers, Security, security awareness, Security Now!, Security practice

Sorry. There's nothing you can do to make a public computer safe. I've had family members ask me if it's OK, while their computer at home is down (due to spyware, adware and viruses, mind you) if they can go to the library and pay their credit card bills, check their bank accounts, etc.? OMG!...


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