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October 26, 2013  10:44 PM

Got CryptoLocker? Your data is probably toast



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Encryption, Malware, Security, Security best practice

CryptoLocker is a particularly nasty piece of malware that encrypts dozens of file types including .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pst, .dwg, .rtf, .dbf, .psd, .raw, and .pdf  then demands you pay a "ransom" to get the key to unlock your data. If you see this pop-up on...

October 13, 2013  11:45 PM

Muscle memory passphrases and passwords.



Posted by: Ken Harthun
passphrase, Password, Security

We probably all agree that passphrases can be easier to remember than complex, random passwords. IhaveABIG2013truck! can be memorized in just a couple of minutes whereas Ih*^29xB@@!dude would take a lot longer to commit to memory. This isn't to say that passphrases can't also be difficult to...


October 10, 2013  12:53 AM

Adobe resets user passwords in wake of security breach



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, Cybersecurity, Data Theft, Hacker, Security

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October 8, 2013  10:21 PM

Eight security bulletins highlight the 10th anniversary of Patch Tuesday



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

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October 5, 2013  7:30 PM

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month



Posted by: Ken Harthun
National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management

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September 30, 2013  4:00 PM

Microsoft releases Law Enforcement Requests Report



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Microsoft, Security

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September 30, 2013  12:40 AM

Software vulnerabilities are on the rise



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security best practice, Security management, Vulnerabilities

Every year, Secunia publishes its Secunia Vulnerability Review. The 2013 version results do not bode well for our state of security. Here are some of their findings from 2012:

In 2012, 2,503 vulnerable...


September 29, 2013  4:32 PM

Humor: Insane video requests



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security

Time to lighten up a bit. Even though this is a cutely disguised ad for Sophos products, it's funny. Who doesn't have someone who comes in for a daily "I forgot my password?" I've gotten to the point where I see the faces and know what they need. Enjoy. [brightcove]


September 28, 2013  10:26 PM

Ten steps to avoid being one of the73% of WordPress sites vulnerable to attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, Two-factor authentication, Vulnerabilities, WordPress

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September 28, 2013  6:20 PM

Minimum effective security



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management

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