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Bad news on the doorstep. How to stay safe? Shutterstock.

Viruses and malware: are we protecting ourselves adequately?

Like the recent WannaCry, viruses and other hacker software are now part of our digital lives. How big are the threats? How can we protect ourselves?
Some Peace Corps volunteers already provide computer assistance and instruction. Peace Corps

Is it time for a Cyber Peace Corps?

The US could help solve a global security problem and boost its image abroad by helping willing experts share their cybersecurity knowledge around the country and the globe.
Staff at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks in May 2017. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)

Ransomware like Bad Rabbit is big business

Like legitimate e-commerce, ransomware e-crime is increasing in scale, value and sophistication.
Could scanning a QR code be an invitation to malware? Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com

Can you be hacked by the world around you?

Scanning physical items constructed with nefarious intent can introduce malware into a smartphone or computer.
What are Chinese hackers after in U.S. computer systems? BeeBright/Shutterstock.com

How the Chinese cyberthreat has evolved

The cyberthreat from China is one more of espionage than destruction. And it's changing – perhaps even lessening.
Scholars have ideas about how to help solve our password problems. vladwei/Shutterstock.com

Using truly secure passwords: 6 essential reads

A roundup of research into what makes passwords secure, and options for new standards of login authentication.
As the iPhone X rolls out, there are plenty of security expectations and concerns waiting to be verified by users and researchers. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Face ID and iOS 11: a few lingering security questions about the new iPhone X

While security researchers are yet to perform a thorough analysis of iOS 11 and Face ID, past issues with the hardware and software of the iPhone point to areas of potential concern.
For safety, look to text-only messaging. The Conversation, via picascii.com, publicdomainpictures.net and kelvinsong

The only safe email is text-only email

It's impossible to be certain of safety while using Gmail, Yahoo mail and other web-based email systems. The best solution is a radical one: It's time to return to plain, text-only email.

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