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On the Twitter Hack

Twitter was hacked this week. Not a few people's Twitter accounts, but all of Twitter. Someone compromised the entire Twitter network, probably by stealing the log-in credentials of one of Twitter's system administrators. Those are…

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

The first half of 2020 ended on a familiarly bad note, with 92 security incidents accounting for at least 7,021,195,399 breached records. That figure was boosted significantly by KeepNet Labs finally bowing to pressure and…

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for May…

Coronavirus continues to dominate the cyber security landscape (and pretty much every other part of our lives), with cyber criminals cashing in on the disruption.Whether you’re forced to work from home, out of work or…

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for March…

Want to learn about the latest phishing scams? Our ‘catches of the month’ feature investigates the most prominent email attacks across the web, explaining how they occurred and the lessons you should learn. 1. Ordnance Survey…

U.S. Department of Interior Grounding All Drones

The Department of Interior is grounding all non-emergency drones due to security concerns: The order comes amid a spate of warnings and bans at multiple government agencies, including the Department of Defense, about possible vulnerabilities…

5G Security

The security risks inherent in Chinese-made 5G networking equipment are easy to understand. Because the companies that make the equipment are subservient to the Chinese government, they could be forced to include backdoors in the…

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Supply-Chain Security and Trust

The United States government's continuing disagreement with the Chinese company Huawei underscores a much larger problem with computer technologies in general: We have no choice but to trust them completely, and it's impossible to verify…

Superhero Movies and Security Lessons

A paper I co-wrote was just published in Security Journal: "Superheroes on screen: real life lessons for security debates": Abstract: Superhero films and episodic shows have existed since the early days of those media, but…