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August 3, 2012  6:17 PM

Microsoft releases Attack Surface Analyzer 1.0



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

From the MSDN blog:

Last year we released a beta version of our free Attack...

June 30, 2010  8:27 PM

My Top Five Security Tools



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security tools, Top Five List, Utilities

Over the years, I've accumulated hundreds of tools and utilities that I use to help others--and myself--stay secure on the Web. In fact, I've compiled these into my Geek Toolkit which I've made available to...


March 31, 2010  7:20 PM

Forensics: SANS Investigative Forensic Toolkit (SIFT) Workstation



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Forensics, SANS, Security, Security tools, Software for Secure Computing

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October 30, 2009  2:02 PM

Updating the Anti Virus Bootable Thumb Drive



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security tools

My recent post, Convert Any Live CD to a Bootable Thumb Drive in Minutes, referred to the Kaspersky rescue CD as one possible...


October 17, 2009  12:23 AM

Free Encryption Tool for the Absentminded



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Security, Security tools

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October 15, 2009  2:42 AM

How to Make a USB Thumb Drive Laptop Theft Alarm



Posted by: Ken Harthun
physical security, Security practice, Security tools, Theft alarm, USB thumb drive, Utilities

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September 20, 2009  9:54 PM

Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic Page



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security management, Security tools

Thanks to Google, there’s a tool you can use to check any site and see if Google lists it as hosting any suspicious files or acting as a malware intermediary. Yes, I know there’s a Firefox extension and that the Google Toolbar for Firefox incorporates the tool, but what if you’re out in the...


August 31, 2009  2:05 AM

14 Golden Rules of Computer Security



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Opinion, Secure Computing, Security, Security management, Security maxim, Security tools

In celebration of (almost) being close to releasing my first eBook to the general public, I’m releasing the list of the 14 Golden Rules of Computer Security in hopes that any last minute errors will be spotted by my peers here at IT Knowledge Exchange. Here’s the list:

#1: The best...


August 26, 2009  8:54 PM

Convert Any Live CD to a Bootable Thumb Drive in Minutes



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Live CD, Security, Security tools, Utilities

A visitor to my Ask the Geek site told me about a great little utility, UNetbootin for Windows and Linux that allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions...


August 20, 2009  12:41 AM

Peter Piper Picked a Perfect Password Pattern



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security tools

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 or passphrase (though you could, I guess); what I mean is to use a pattern that makes it easy for you to...


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