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Not all hackers can be bad for an organisation: the white hat or ethical hacker can help. Shutterstock/napocska

An ethical hacker can help you beat a malicious one

Simply updating and patching an organisation's computer software may not be enough to fend off another cyber attack. You could engage an ethical hacker to help out.
The market for exploiting software vulnerabilities can be traced back to the 90s where “phreaking” - modifying telecommunications technology - was popular. Jennifer/Flickr

What the underground market for ransomware looks like

The underground market for software vulnerabilities has been growing steadily since the 1990s, so the latest WannaCry could be a sign of things to come.
People don’t want to be interrupted to update their software. irin73bal via Shutterstock.com

Why installing software updates makes us WannaCry

People don't want to endure the interruptions and inconveniences of keeping their computer software up to date. Research tells us why, and how we might fix the problem – and protect ourselves.
Cyber attackers lurk in the shadows wielding the ability to hit governments where it hurts the most. Shutterstock

Is cyberspace the latest conflict frontier on the African continent?

Kenya recently expressed fear that Al-Shabaab could interfere with the electronic voting system during the upcoming general election. Are cyber attacks a real threat in Africa?
When calling these people, you want to be able to get through. Fairfax County, Virginia

Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

'Denial of service' cyberattacks are increasingly used to shut down websites. New research reveals that 911 call centers are vulnerable to the threat as well.
Hex code from the Blaster worm reveals the potential motivations of the worm’s creator. Ward Moerman

Why save a computer virus?

How can archivists properly preserve computer programs often written specifically to destroy data?
Try to make this the only time you see a ransomware warning notice. Christiaan Colen/flickr

It’s easier to defend against ransomware than you might think

Ransomware – which encrypts your files and offers to sell you the key – operates differently from other malicious software. Those differences turn out to give potential victims a fighting chance.
Criminals who hide their computers shouldn’t go free. Computer criminal via shutterstock.com

Don’t let cybercriminals hide from the FBI

If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
Gah! What did I just do?!?! Image of hands and computer via shutterstock.com

Cybersecurity’s weakest link: humans

We are deepening our understanding of why people fall victim to the attacks in the first place.

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