Five ways to make Halloween less cyber-scary for kids

How can we help kids avoid security horrors and stay safe from rogue online “neighbours” at Halloween and thereafter? It’s that time of year again when children, decked out in special costumes, roam the streets and ask for treats from neighbors. The online world, too, is inhabited by creatures that aren’t what they seem to … More Five ways to make Halloween less cyber-scary for kids

How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Every now and then it’s good to remind readers of some basic security measures. Although we’ve written about it before, it’s time to look at public WiFi security again. There are several potential dangers when using public WiFi, ranging from privacy issues to cybercrime attacks. But most can be easily avoided by following these simple … More How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Trends 2018: Doing time for cybercrime

Law enforcement and malware research join forces to take down cybercriminals. The primary purpose of malware analysis is to determine how a given piece of malware works, extract IOCs (Indicators of Compromise) and determine potential countermeasures. This work is almost purely technical in nature: it focuses on binary files and their properties. Results from malware analysis are … More Trends 2018: Doing time for cybercrime

Wi-Fi security gets a boost as WPA3 standard is launched

The new wireless security protocol is poised to make hacking Wi-Fi connections a whole lot harder. The Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially launched WPA3, a new Wi-Fi security protocol that is designed to enhance wireless security. The new standard “adds new features to simplify Wi-Fi security, enable more robust authentication, and deliver increased cryptographic strength for highly … More Wi-Fi security gets a boost as WPA3 standard is launched

Cyberbullying: Advice for victims and witnesses

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, about half of young people have experienced cyberbullying in one form or another at least once, and between 10% and 20% of them are regularly bullied online. In other words, there is a strong chance this affects you, whether as a victim, a witness, or as a bully. Cyberbullying is … More Cyberbullying: Advice for victims and witnesses

Translating power grid security concerns into action

On the heels of our recent investigations into threats against critical infrastructure like power grids, transportation and other systems that we count on every day, public agencies and private parties alike wonder if we can trust the power grid (see this selection of WeLiveSecurity articles). I was recently invited to speak at a Lexington Institute Capitol Hill … More Translating power grid security concerns into action