A degree in philosophy left Luka stranded and lost on the job market until an unpaid internship with a cybersecurity company opened his eyes to an exciting and scary new world. He has since held many jobs and filled various positions in publishing, but the problem of online privacy has stuck with him – both philosophically and practically. Luka has combined his prowess at making complicated topics accessible with his passion for data safety. The result is DataProt: a project that helps folks retain the basics of a fundamental human need – privacy.
Ten smartphone security tips
Check out DataProt's guides for the best smartphone security software: Best VPN for Android Best VPN for iOS Best Antivirus for Android Adulting can be hard. Eat your greens, exercise, get enough sleep, pay your bills. And always remember to keep your phone protected. With how promine
Montreal teen charged over $50 million cryptocurrency theft 
Even the most security-savvy individual can fall victim to a SIM swapping hack performed by a teenager. One such teenager is Samy Bensaci from Montreal who is facing four criminal charges in connection with a $50 million scam. The 18-year-old is accused of being part of an organised crime ring th
Communications firm creates deepfake detection and response team
Comprehensive assistance on detecting, tracing, and responding to misleading “deepfake” media is available from a cross-discipline team at Marathon Strategies of New York and Washington, DC. Deepfakes are fraudulently altered video and audio files that make it seem that targets are doing or s
Phishing email scam costs Texas school district $2.3 million  
An FBI investigation is underway after a Texas school district lost about $2.3 million in a phishing email scam. The Manor Independent School District is based outside of Austin and encompasses more than 9,000 students.  The attackers didn’t use state-of-the-art malware or complex hacking. Ins
St. Louis resident convicted for using stolen information to file tax returns
Babatunde Olusegun Taiwo, a St. Louis resident, will serve a four year prison sentence for filing fraudulent tax returns using citizens’ stolen personally identifiable information (PII). Taiwo and his co-conspirators filed more than 2,000 fraudulent tax returns, totaling over $12 million. The c
Multiple TikTok security flaws found & fixed
One of the world’s most popular smartphone apps, TikTok, had serious flaws that made users vulnerable to information exposure and partial account takeover.  Researchers at CheckPoint, a renowned cybersecurity company, identified the multiple vulnerabilities.  The SMS verification protocol