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June 30, 2013  2:25 PM

Video: Three wireless security myths

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

Sophos produces some excellent videos and this one definitely qualifies. I have been saying these things for years, but this video punches home the whys and wherefores of the three biggest wireless security myths. Enjoy! [brightcove]

January 30, 2011  3:09 PM

Facebook Enables Always-on HTTPS

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Firesheep, hackers, https, Session hijacking, SSL, wifi

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November 8, 2010  2:56 PM

A Simple Trick to Make Public WiFi Encryption Easy to Implement

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firesheep, Security, wifi, WPA

With the Firesheep firestorm (there are over 1,000,000 search results as of this writing) blazing across the web, there is a lot of pressure on cafes, coffee shops and other establishments that offer free open WiFi to implement WPA2 encryption. While it's trivial to set it up, fielding the...

November 5, 2010  3:31 AM

Baa Baa, Firesheep, Have You Any Wool?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Firesheep, Hacking, Security, SSL, wifi, WPA

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