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February 17, 2011  4:26 PM

Webcast – Strategies for Protecting Virtual Environments



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, sophos, Virtualization, webcast

I hope you find my alerts about these webcasts valuable. In general, they have some sort of product pitch built in, but I always manage to glean some valuable information from them. Once again, I have one presented by Sophos, "Strategies for Protecting Virtual Environments: Balancing Security with...

February 13, 2011  12:55 PM

How to Spot a Tech Support Scam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Identity Theft, Online Scams, Phishing, Scam

There seems to have been a rash of tech support scams lately, some with people actually to pretend to be from Microsoft. The scammers seem to target online forums and tech support sites, so be careful what you post if you really do have a technical problem. (You are always welcome to


February 12, 2011  8:00 PM

Video: Dokken vs. Chicken – Humorous Norton Ad



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Humor, Security, Security Humor, Video

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February 12, 2011  3:00 PM

Watch Out for “Tech Support” Scams



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, FakeAV, Fraud, Online Scams, Phishing

My reputation as a Geek often...


February 12, 2011  2:56 AM

Are You a Cyber-weapon?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber warfare, Security

In the light of the recent revelations about the targeted malware attack against Iran's uranium enrichment facilities, I'm re-releasing my original prediction about governments turning us into unwitting weapons in global cyber-warfare.

It’s 2010, maybe sooner. A rogue nation has just...


February 11, 2011  12:58 AM

Google Adds 2-Factor Security to Gmail and Apps



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Google, Security best practice, Two-factor authentication

In the Official Google Blog today, developed an advanced opt-in security feature called 2-step verification . They announced this to their...


February 8, 2011  11:30 PM

PlentyofFish.com Hacked 30 Million Accounts Compromised



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, hackers, Password, Plenty of Fish, Security best practice

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February 6, 2011  3:25 PM

Video: Security “To-Duhs” List



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Security best practice, Video

Humorous, but very savvy video of basic security concepts. These are things I've been touting for years. You'll love the characters that lighten up the video, but the information is sound. It was produced by the State of Virginia. Enjoy! [kml_flashembed...


January 31, 2011  11:50 PM

Facebook Security Threats Continue to Grow



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Fraud, Malware, Social Networking Hacks

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January 31, 2011  9:49 PM

Your Security Suite Says You’re Clean, But You Still Have Issues?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Security

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