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October 20, 2010  5:49 PM

Why Trusting Users With Security is a Bad Idea



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Security policy, Security practice

I have seen it happen time and...

October 18, 2010  3:15 PM

Bogus EFTPS Failure Notices are Spear Phishing Attempt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
IRS Phishing, Phishing, spam, Spear phishing

Beware of this one, but it doesn't take much to spot it's a fake. Look at all the typos! There are so many of them, it's almost funny. Can you believe that anyone would fall for something like this? Sad, but true, people are probably being duped by this right now. I got 13 of these this morning,...


October 15, 2010  1:38 AM

Who’s Up for a Password Challenge?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Password Contest, Security

Let's have a password contest, shall we?. There are two entry categories: The Top Ten List of Worst Passwords; and, the Strongest Short Easy-to-remember Password . One First Prize winner in each category will get a free copy of my


October 13, 2010  12:36 AM

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is Biggest Ever



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

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October 10, 2010  1:54 PM

Five Poor Security Practices That Hackers Exploit



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, security audits, Security best practice, Security policy

Security audits are vital if you plan to keep your network safe in today's environment. It doesn't have to be complicated. Here are 10 of the most common poor security practices that hackers exploit.

  1. Using weak passwords - Don't even get me started on this one! Most of...


September 30, 2010  6:22 PM

Breaking News: PandaLabs Publishes Interview with “Anonymous” Group Behind Operation Payback



Posted by: Ken Harthun
anti-piracy laws, cyber security, DDoS, Hacking, RIAA

PandaLabs has just published an exclusive Q&A with the leaders of the “Anonymous” group responsible for the anti-piracy motivated attacks against the Motion Picture Association of...


September 27, 2010  10:55 PM

Beware McDonald’s Survey Phishing Attempt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cre, Fraud, Identity Theft, Phishing, Scam

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September 26, 2010  4:02 PM

Hotmail Phishing Attempt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Phishing

I have to admit this one is good enough that I opened it, but as soon as I started reading, its true intent was obvious. By the second sentence, it doesn't even make sense anymore. Not only that, but another telltale sign is the way the headline is constructed. See for yourself:


September 21, 2010  1:59 AM

ClearCloud: Another Safe Computing Solution



Posted by: Ken Harthun
ClearCloud DNS, Malware, OpenDNS, Security

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September 17, 2010  8:15 PM

Who Else Has Had It With Adobe?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
acrobat, Adobe, adobe reader, Critical update, Firefox add-on, Foxit Reader, Vulnerabilities, Zero-day vulnerability

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