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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...


July 30, 2014  6:58 PM

Highly effective security: Think before you click

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
cybercriminals, Hyperlinks, Malicious code, Security

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July 29, 2014  8:54 PM

Therapeutic passwords (and maybe educational, too!)

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Can a password change your life for the better? , thinks so. He did it. Deeply depressed due to a recent divorce, he made a...


July 29, 2014  12:38 AM

Security worst practice: Password reuse

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
password security, Security

This article, "eBay’s StubHub ransacked for over $1 million, international crime ring arrested," from Naked Security said:

It's a shame that users all too often make it easy for crooks to just plug in credentials leaked from other...


July 22, 2014  2:34 PM

Highly effective security: Protect data on mobile and removable media

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

We all carry mobile devices be they phones, iPads or other tablet devices, USB drives or laptops. By their very nature, these devices are easily lost or stolen making the data on them at risk of compromise. It's important to protect the actual devices from loss, but perhaps it's even more important...


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