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May 22, 2014  8:04 PM

Get rid of Adobe Shockwave Player now

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
adobe reader, Adobe Shockwave Player, Foxit Reader, Security, Shockwave Flash, Shockwave Player security

I have been disaffected with Adobe for a long time. Though they have excellent programs like Photoshop and now Creative Cloud suite, Their security has been dismal and Acrobat Reader is probably the worst piece of bloatware to ever hit a computer. I got rid of Shockwave Player last year because of...

May 19, 2014  7:52 PM

Introducing 10 highly effective security habits

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Disk Encryption, Mobile device security, Security policy, Social media security

We all have our preferred security habits (at least, I hope so!) Some of them are for our own comfort and some of them are actually highly effective. In my next few posts, I am going to discuss the ones I consider are most effective. I plan to outline the pros and cons of full drive encryption,...


April 28, 2014  5:23 PM

Stop using Internet Explorer – for now

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Stop using Internet Explorer and switch to an alternative browser immediately. Microsoft just announced a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is being actively exploited in targeted attacks; they have not yet issued a fix. All versions of IE are affected. According to

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December 8, 2013  9:12 PM

Who Has Your Back?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

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November 24, 2013  10:25 PM

Is ubiquitous malware infection inevitable?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

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August 25, 2010  1:18 AM

Skype Phishing Attempts and Account Hacking – Part 2

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

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June 14, 2008  1:57 PM

Redux: Infected device? Refresh or reload

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
malware, Security, System Restore

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm still seeing PCs with serious malware infections that defy any and all attempts to clean them up. I used to persevere and eventually succeed in killing whatever beasties were inhabiting the dark recesses of the system. Just last week, I...


March 25, 2008  6:58 PM

Wireless Headset Security Nightmare

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Wireless headsetBeing a Ham Radio operator, I've always understood the risk inherent in using radio signals to transmit sensitive information: anyone with the right equipment can

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