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November 30, 2011  10:02 PM

Can a hacker catch your HP printer on fire?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
hackers, HP, insecure, Vulnerabilities

There has been a furor today over some Columbia University researchers' claims that certain HP printers can be compromised by hackers via "Remote Firmware Update" and made to overheat or catch fire.

November 28, 2011  10:42 PM

Think you can spot a Phish?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, OpenDNS, Phishing

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November 24, 2011  1:31 PM

Beware fake iTunes gift certificate malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Holiday scam, Malware, spam, Thanksgiving

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November 21, 2011  5:57 PM

25 Worst passwords of 2011



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

It sometimes seems like no one...


November 4, 2011  4:19 PM

Microsoft releases temporary fix for critical Windows bug



Posted by: Ken Harthun
DuQu, Microsoft Windows, Patch Tuesday, Security Fix


October 31, 2011  7:37 PM

Happy Halloween!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ciphers, Edgar Allen Poe, Encryption, halloween

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October 30, 2011  4:00 PM

Celebrate International Kill-A-Zombie Day



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Malware, spambot, Video

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October 29, 2011  2:39 PM

Beware of Halloween tricks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
hackers, halloween, Malicious Website, Malware

The bad guys love to trick people into downloading their malicious garbage and will use just about any tactics to do so. It's Halloween season, so people will be searching for all kinds of scary stuff to decorate, dress up and generally celebrate the creepy. The hackers know this and have started...


October 17, 2011  5:09 PM

Why you should stop posting these five things on Facebook



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Facebook, Online Scams, Security

If you’re not already a member of MakeUseOf, I highly suggest you join. They have a wealth of information that can make your lives and jobs easier. Today’s tip comes from a MakeUseOf email I just received. These are


October 10, 2011  3:32 PM

Patch Tuesday – two critical vulnerabilities



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Critical update, Patch management, Patch Tuesday, Vulnerabilities

Tuesday, October...


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