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April 27, 2011  9:15 PM

Hard Drive Steganography?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data Hiding, Encryption, Forensics, Steganography

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April 26, 2011  11:25 PM

Extremely Robust Security, the Google Way



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data destruction, Data sanitization, physical security, Security best practice, Video

Google recently released a video shows the...


April 26, 2011  12:08 AM

Beware Cloud Data Storage–Pre-encrypt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cloud Computing, Data Privacy, DataManagement, Encryption

Before you consider a cloud storage solution, be sure you research their policies thoroughly. I have used Dropbox in the past based on these features (from their website):

Your stuff is safe

Dropbox protects your files without...


April 22, 2011  1:17 AM

Microsoft Launches Free On-Demand Virus & Malware Scanner



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Malware, Microsoft, microsoft security essentials

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April 20, 2011  10:50 PM

Geek Speak: Password Stuff



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, Password, passwords

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April 13, 2011  12:53 AM

Who is Rachel Jimsym?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacker, Security, Video

Watch this video and find out why security is important both outside and inside the network. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/YyvpS44B_YQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


April 8, 2011  12:06 AM

OpenCandy – Benign Adware or Malicious Spyware?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
adware, Malware, OpenCandy, spyware

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April 3, 2011  11:48 PM

Kroger Customer Database Compromised



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Online Scams, Security

I have not been able to verify whether or not Kroger uses the same email services vendor, Epsilon Interactive, as U.S. Bank (see U.S. Bank Vendor Epsilon...

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April 3, 2011  12:45 PM

U.S. Bank Vendor Epsilon Interactive Hacked



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, E-mail scam, Fraud, Hacking, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Security

If you are a customer of U.S. Bank better be on the lookout for suspicious emails. It seems one the bank's vendors of email marketing services, Epsilon Interactive, has been hacked and your email address may have been obtained in the process. My wife got this email notice...


March 31, 2011  11:50 PM

Complex Compound Pass Phrases



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

What the heck is a "complex compound passphrase," you ask? Ah, let me enlighten you, Grasshopper! I am the master of password systems, but this one escaped me. You see, I had fallen into the trap known as complexity and had been busy defining complex algorithms for generating unguessable passwords;...


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