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September 18, 2014  8:17 PM

Has Apple received an order under the Patriot Act?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Apple, Security, USA Patriot Act

According to ZDNet, Apple has removed the warrant canary from their transparency report,...

September 18, 2014  6:55 PM

Is that email malicious? Here’s how to tell

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Ian Paul, writing in the Security blog for PCWorld, gives us three warning signs that email is malicious:

  1. Dear Customer -- an email not addressed directly to you using your registered name [or, with no salutation at all....


September 17, 2014  6:45 PM

Highly effective security: Watch that WiFi hotspot!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

The proliferation of public WiFi hotspots has certainly made it convenient for mobile users, but it has also make it riskier. You have no control over the security features implemented, if any, and you have no way of knowing what they are. Therefore, you have to be extra cautious when using...


September 16, 2014  5:39 PM

Beware of this Facebook scam

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
cyberscams, Facebook, Security

facebook-logo1Beware of this Facebook...


August 31, 2014  3:15 PM

What?! You don’t run antivirus software? Are you nuts?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

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August 30, 2014  6:48 PM

A novel approach to creating secure pass phrases (that no one will use)

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

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August 26, 2014  6:45 PM

Don’t blame the victim

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Bruce Schneier said, "Blaming the victim is common in IT: users are to blame because they don't patch their systems, choose lousy passwords, fall for phishing attacks, and so on." So true, and something that I have come to (reluctantly) refrain from doing. Face it, people do things they...


August 7, 2014  4:57 PM

Disconnect from internet when uninstalling PUPs

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
malware, Security

gremlinWe've all seen it: You try to...


August 7, 2014  1:53 PM

Site recovers files locked by Cryptolocker ransomware

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
CryptoLocker, malware, Ransomware, Security

cryptolockerA...


July 31, 2014  11:28 PM

Symantec Endpoint Protection Privilege Escalation Zero Day

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
malware, SANS Internet Storm Center, Security, Symantec Endpoint Protection, zero-day

SEP BoxWhat do you do when the...


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