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Sniff out and kick out Windows malware for free

Like it or not, your PC is susceptible to malware. These videos will teach you how to locate the bad stuff, then remove it from your system

Written by Roger A. Grimes01 Feb. 17 22:00

9 steps to make you completely anonymous online

The default state of Internet privacy is a travesty. But if you're willing to work hard, you can experience the next best thing to absolute Internet anonymity

Written by Roger A. Grimes25 Aug. 15 13:00

10 years on: 5 big changes to computer security

In the 10 years since Security Adviser debuted, the threats have changed -- as have the defenses, and no one can argue computer security is safer overall

Written by Roger A. Grimes18 Aug. 15 13:00

Be paranoid: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

Any device with a computer chip can be hacked, but not all hacks are created equal. In fact, in a world where tens of millions of computers are compromised by malware every year and nearly every company's network is owned, truly innovative or thought-provoking hacks are few and far between.

Written by Roger A. Grimes16 June 15 05:01

6 hard truths security pros must learn to live with

Nearly every company in the world has thousands of vulnerabilities that hackers can easily exploit. For anyone working in IT, this is not a bombshell announcement. It's business as usual.

Written by Roger A. Grimes29 April 15 04:38

7 warning signs an employee has gone rogue

For all the emphasis on tools and gizmos, IT is still very much about the people who develop and use said tools and gizmos. Collaboration, mutual respect, passion for the work -- all this and more are essential to a beneficial outcome, whether your IT group is shipping code, swatting bugs, working with business users, or securing company systems.

Written by Roger A. Grimes03 March 15 06:09

10 security mistakes that will get you fired

Getting fired from an IT security job is a rare event, but there are certainly ways to ensure or accelerate your own unemployment. I'm not talking about garden-variety mistakes here. After all, most IT workers create or live with lots of little mistakes every day. That's the nature of complex, rewarding work.

Written by Roger A. Grimes17 Nov. 14 22:04

The BadUSB exploit is deadly, but few may be hit

Nine years ago, I created what I believe was the world's first USB worm. By playing around with a USB thumb drive and placing a hidden file on it, I was able to make any computer in which the "infected" USB drive was plugged into automatically spread the file to the host computer, then back again when a new USB device was plugged in.

Written by Roger A. Grimes09 Oct. 14 21:15
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