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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

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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...


December 30, 2014  6:20 PM

Where are you now? Are you Secure? What about your data?

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Applications, Data, location, Security, social media, Technology

As we close the year 2014, I was struck by a few thoughts - and I’ll likely post another blog entry tomorrow before we ring in the new year. But for now, I was wondering about location-based services and personal security.

It occurred to me as I...


December 26, 2014  3:38 PM

Obama’s response to alleged N. Korea cyberattacks: Grandstanding, or truth?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security

Last Friday (12/20/2014), Barack Obama confirmed that the White House believed that North Korea engaged in a cyberattack against Sony Pictures.

They caused a lot of damage, and we will respond. We will respond proportionally, and we'll respond in a place and time and manner...


December 24, 2014  6:13 PM

ATM skimmer doesn’t work? No sweat, just blow it up!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
ATM, Banking industry, NCR, Security

I guess it's rather dark humor because it happens, but I find it funny how far these cyber-idiots will go to steal from an ATM. From Krebs on Security: "According to quarterly reports from the European ATM...


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