REMINDER FOR EVERYONE RE PASSWORDS & SAFETY.
Do change your passwords on a regular basis (every six months or so)
Do use long complex pass-phrases rather than passwords where you can
Do change all of your passwords if you notice something suspicious
Do take identity theft seriously
Do use up-to-date anti-virus and a firewall
Do NOT click on links in emails, [unless from a trusted source]
Do NOT use the same password at multiple sites
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as we have done the past two years we plan to use our handler diaries throughout the month to conduct a deep dive into various security issues. In 2007
we covered a large range of subjects based on what our readers submitted as ideas. In 2008
we took a closer look at the six steps of incident handling. This year we are going to examine 31 different ports/services/protocols/applications and discuss some of the major security issues plus pass along reader comments on tips and tricks for securing it.
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