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August 30, 2012  3:35 PM

Humor: Only an idiot…



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security

Some people just never learn... [brightcove]

August 28, 2012  7:10 PM

Forget all those clever password creation tips: The bad guys know them all



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

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August 22, 2012  1:35 AM

We must be careful about what we do on the internet: Part 3



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

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August 21, 2012  1:55 AM

We must be careful about what we do on the internet: Part 2



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

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August 20, 2012  2:54 AM

We must be careful about what we do on the internet: Part 1



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

As a network admin at Antonelli College, one of my duties is making sure that the students are fully briefed on safe browsing practice. It's always nice when one of their peers gives us a hand. Hunter Mitchell, a student worker at the Hattiesburg, Mississippi campus came up with a very good summary...


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...


August 1, 2012  8:18 PM

It’s not nice to fool with Anonymous



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security

It is an unprecedented boneheaded move that a French company, Early Flicker, or E-Flicker, is certain to regret. They have registered the Anonymous headless man logo and the slogan...


July 31, 2012  10:00 PM

Redux: Security Baseline for Small Businesses



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Instrusion prevention, Security, Security management, Wireless security

This story bears repeating. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Many small business owners treat their business computers like their home computers; they run minimal security and engage in unsafe computing practices. This isn't my opinion, mind you, it is based on my...


July 30, 2012  3:42 PM

Hoax alert: “Invitation FACEBOOK – Olympic Torch”



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security

If you receive the chain letter "Invitation FACEBOOK - Olympic Torch," don't waste your time forwarding it: it's a hoax, variations of which have appeared in email boxes since 1998 or earlier. Big news items generally spawn such things and the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is the...


July 27, 2012  5:05 PM

New security feature in Firefox and Chrome speeds surfing



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox add-on, Google Chrome, Secure Computing, Security

Oh, and did I mention that it also keeps you safer? Both Firefox and Chrome have added a new security feature called "Click-to-play." After you enable it--which you will have to do since the feature is not enabled by default in either browser--you will have to click on a specified blank...


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