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January 29, 2015  4:13 PM

The Lesson of the Bike Lock and Security Methodology

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Access, Data, IT, Security

We had a storm in Boston. A blizzard, really. While it wasn’t ridiculously devastating, it did knock out some power, brought...

January 29, 2015  2:19 AM

Ten steps to protect your finances online

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, Credit cards, Cybercrime, Ecommerce applications, Online banking, Security

piratescopeIt seems like every time...


January 29, 2015  1:36 AM

EMV is coming to America

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Authentication, Credit Card Fraud, Credit cards, EMV, Security, Smart Cards

emv_card_300wOn October 1,...


January 23, 2015  9:04 PM

Microsoft sues bogus tech support companies

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, cyberscams, Lawsuits, Microsoft, Security, Technical support

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January 22, 2015  1:48 AM

PayPal proactive security measures

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, Data security standards, Fraud prevention, Paypal, Security

Received an email from PayPal. Nothing unusual there, I get them all the time because I'm quite active on eBay both as a buyer and seller. The subject line read, "Your New PayPal Debit MasterCard® Is On The Way." I was a bit puzzled by this since my card is good until 2016. I opened the message...


January 18, 2015  7:06 PM

No more advance notice on Patch Tuesday fixes from Microsoft

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Microsoft, Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows Patch Management

[caption id="attachment_437" align="alignleft" width="150"]I'm fed up with Microsoft! Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 12, 2015  6:00 PM

Getting Locked Out! How much security is too much?

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Access, Business, Customers, home, ROI, Security

Sometime in October of 2014 I got locked out of my house. The back door has a lock in the handle and a deadbolt. For some reason my keys were inside on the counter as I went out on the deck and pulled the door shut behind me. I immediately realized two things.


January 1, 2015  8:29 AM

Paranoia and Personal Security – Redux

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Data, Mobile, Security, Technology

I got a lot of feedback for my last column of 2014 and not all of it was complimentary. You see, some of the theories I shared and opinions I voiced were based on a decade of being an early adopter of new technology. It placed me in a land where my perspective was polluted because I...


December 31, 2014  5:30 PM

Happy New Year!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

I wish all of my readers, colleagues and employees of the TechTarget companies a Happy, Safe & Prosperous New Year. Bookmark and Share     1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 31, 2014  5:27 PM

There’s a new, free, CA in town

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Certificate authorities, Encryption, Open source, Security

It's called "Let's Encrypt," and it's a joint project of EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and the University of Michigan.

Let’s Encrypt is a new free certificate authority, built on a foundation of cooperation...


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