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December 30, 2012  2:37 PM

What you can do about the 25 worst passwords of 2012



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password best practice, passwords, Security

Every year, I take a look at the published list of worst passwords. I gave you this list back in October, but it occurred to me that there is something you can do about it if, heaven forbid, you are using any password on this list. Surprisingly, the list changes little from year to year, usually...

December 25, 2012  2:29 PM

Merry Christmas!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Merry Christmas, Security

Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy a safe and secure gathering with those you cherish.

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December 16, 2012  3:54 PM

The Art of [Cyber] War: Introduction



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Cyber weapon, Security

More than 2000 years ago, Sun Wu wrote Sun Tzu - The Principles of Warfare (The Art of War), a book that has been used by military generals and other savvy leaders ever since. While I don't know if our modern techno-generals are applying this to the new cyber-warfare theater, I have to...


December 1, 2012  3:24 PM

Video: Internet Explorer sucks… less



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security

I can think of nothing better than starting off a new month with an amusing video. The jury's still out as far as I'm concerned, but I haven't really tested the new version of IE yet. [brightcove]


November 30, 2012  8:14 PM

Video: How to solve the Skyfall #sophospuzzle



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security Challenge, Security fun

Here is a video showing you how to solve the Skyfall #sophospuzzle, which I introduced on this blog

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November 30, 2012  3:02 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Secure Computing, Security

A colleague sent me a link to this article in The Register: Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification. Here is my emailed response:

Well, yeah, but...


November 30, 2012  10:52 AM

Beware “changlog” spam: It’s malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Secure Computing, Security, Security management, spam

If you receive any email with a subject line similar to "Re: Changlog 10.2011," or something similar, delete it immediately: it's malware. This isn't a new one, it just seems to be going through a resurgence at the moment. Sophos identified it and wrote about it in February...


November 30, 2012  2:47 AM

Another way to create easy-to-remember complex passwords



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security

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November 27, 2012  8:13 PM

The Skyfall #sophospuzzle



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security Challenge, Security fun

As you probably know by now, I love the...


November 24, 2012  1:48 PM

Serious Skype security flaw uncovered, then fixed



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

A...


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