Private mode browsing is a useful way to cover your online tracks. Just don't read too much into the word 'private.'
July 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: cybersecurity internet privacy online-privacy web-browsers google-chrome world-wide-web online-ads
Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
July 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media cybersecurity hacking internet cybercrime twitter technology technology-companies
Take extra care before buying face masks or testing kits online, or responding to texts apparently sent to you by the UK government or the NHS. Because while lockdown has helped reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it is also helping fuel a rise in cybercrime.
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus policing cybersecurity cybercrime
Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.
May 26, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity hacking cybercrime pandemic online online-crime hackers website small-businesses
Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
May 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: cybersecurity gender women stem computer-security recruitment information-technology gender-bias hiring
In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.
May 12, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: cybersecurity hacking china internet russia iran online-crime department-of-defense hackers north-korea cyber-warfare department-of-homeland-security
Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible for people to get alerts on their phones when they've been exposed to the coronavirus. Adding the right cryptography scheme keeps those alerts private.
April 30, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity pandemic new-coronavirus privacy contact-tracing smart-phones wireless bluetooth smart-phone-apps contact-tracing-app
Videoconferencing keeps people connected while the coronavirus keeps them inside – but privacy and security are far from perfect
Zoom's privacy and security shortcomings are just the latest videoconferencing vulnerabilities. Knowing each platform's risks can help people avoid many of the downsides of virtual gatherings.
April 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity internet pandemic quarantine online-learning zoom new-coronavirus whatsapp privacy skype online-privacy online-security security passwords distance-learning video-conferencing home-office two-factor-authentication
Emails offering advice about COVID-19 might actually be "phishing" attacks trying to steal your data.
March 31, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity cyber-security phishing
Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
March 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: public-health internet-of-things covid-19 coronavirus cybersecurity internet pandemic disinformation misinformation supply-chains new-coronavirus censorship cyber-law ransomware internet-policy
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