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Security Awareness Tips

Update: See links to other sites at the end of this post. I’ll update as I find them.

If you want a good collection of security tips for yourself or others, check out the www.onguardonline.gov website . It contains  articles, videos, quiz  games, and tutorials about security topics.

The topics and tutorials are good; the videos and quiz games seemed to be geared for the younger generation. Even so, it would be a good link to send to grandparents and those who are curious, but hesitant about technology.

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Computer Security Clockwork

CSO Simson Garfinkel notes that incorrect system time on your servers, clients, and devices (what I like to call “computer security clockwork”) can have the following effects:

  • System logs are incorrect.
  • Forensic investigations become more difficult.
  • Scheduled jobs may occur too early, too late, or not at all.
  • SSL certificate validity may be affected.
  • Emails may be tagged as spam if they appear to have a future date.
  • Electronic locks may open or lock inappropriately.

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