Shopping online to stay safe during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams

Setting up an online scam can be as simple as registering a domain name, signing up for an online payment account and copying and pasting product info from legitimate businesses.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~10 min

Does ignoring robocalls make them stop? Here's what we learned from getting 1.5 million calls on 66,000 phone lines

The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn't abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.

Bradley Reaves, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Sketchy darknet websites are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic – buyer beware

The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.

David Maimon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Working from home risks online security and privacy – how to stay protected

Beware the #WorkFromHome selfie.

Jason Nurse, Assistant Professor in Cyber Security, University of Kent • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~6 min