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September 30, 2015  9:10 PM

There’s no place like 127.0.0.1

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

During a recent rash of malware infections on students' laptops, most of which were probably drive-bys or served by frames in otherwise innocuous pages, I remembered a solution that had once served me well: A HOSTS file. As you know, a HOSTS file is a text file on your computer that is used to map...

August 31, 2015  11:59 PM

Top five security faux pas redux

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

An interesting conversation with our interim campus president at the college today brought back to mind a post from more than five years ago. A server crash this morning made her wonder if a former...


July 31, 2015  6:10 PM

What can we expect from Windows 10 security?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Windows-10 Maybe the question...


July 9, 2015  4:22 PM

Who or what is the most dangerous security threat?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Hackers, cybercriminals, government-sponsored cyberattacks, terrorists, et al. are constantly in the news related to cyber security. The focus is usually on data breaches. These things certainly are not good and cause a lot of economic damage to the victims, not to mention the emotional distress...


March 29, 2014  9:36 PM

Oh no! Not another password post!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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October 28, 2013  11:38 PM

Beware Halloween tricks: Malware is no treat

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February 13, 2012  4:30 PM

The death of spam is imminent!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Well, if Microsoft,...


August 14, 2011  8:51 PM

Is Your PC Infected With Malware?

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July 30, 2010  11:07 PM

How to Avoid Online Shopping Scams – Part 1

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

[What follows--in two parts--is a heavily-edited article whose original version is posted at http://www.tomtop.com/blog/antiscam/ if you want to read it. I had to edit the article heavily because its English is quite fractured. In...


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