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April 22, 2010  1:25 AM

Passwords Are Too Complicated



Posted by: Ken Harthun
insecure, Password, password manager, Security

What? You heard me. How many...

April 21, 2010  12:36 AM

Cybercrooks Target Chrome with Bogus Extension



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Chrome, Google, Malware, spam, Trojan

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April 18, 2010  1:42 PM

Google Says Botnet Takedowns Had Little Effect on Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Apple, iPad, iPhone, Kill switch, Security, spam, spambot

In a recent blog post entitled "Q1'10 spam & virus trends from Postini," Google said that a recent spate of botnet take-downs (Waledac, Mariposa, Zeus) has not had a dramatic impact on spam...


April 16, 2010  2:56 PM

Software for Secure Computing: dsCrypt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Secure Computing, Software for Secure Computing

I found this nifty little encryption utility on Gizmo's Freeware Reviews site and immediately fell in love with it. It's lightweight (25K), fast and easy to use. Double click the single executable and a small box appears (see below)....


April 9, 2010  12:06 AM

Warning: Facebook Password Reset Spoof



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Hacking, Social Networking Hacks

Facebook users may receive an email with the subject "Facebook Password Reset Confirmation! Customer Support." It's bogus. The text reads:

Dear user of facebook,

Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
You can find your...


April 6, 2010  5:45 PM

Security Fun: Password Paradox



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, Password, Security fun

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April 2, 2010  3:00 PM

Twitter is Under Attack Again



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Blackhat SEO, cyber security, Security, Trending topic attack, Twitter

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March 31, 2010  7:20 PM

Forensics: SANS Investigative Forensic Toolkit (SIFT) Workstation



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Forensics, SANS, Security, Security tools, Software for Secure Computing

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March 30, 2010  12:37 PM

Security Humor: Internet Explorer Security Settings



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox, insecure, Internet Explorer, Security Humor

If...


March 29, 2010  11:27 PM

Out-of-cycle Patch for IE Coming Tomorrow



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox, Google Chrome, insecure, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Patch management, Patch Tuesday, Security

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