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.
10 of the biggest data breaches in history
Data breaches by the dozens happen every day. Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new ways to access databases loaded with sensitive information they can sell on the dark web or use for future attacks. If the daily news has you wondering about the biggest data breaches of all time, we have
For hidden hackers: New Kali Linux theme looks like Windows
Most people who run Linux fit into one of two categories: sysadmins and hackers. While a sysadmin probably won’t be a hit at the party, he has no reason to hide in a public setting. Hackers, on the other hand, often need to be inconspicuous. Whether one is working out of cafes or libraries, run
More than 70 cybercrime statistics – Soon to be a $6 trillion problem
Gathering precise and reliable statistics about cybercrime is difficult. Assessing the true number of cybercrime victims, for example, is next to impossible. Most of the information comes from two types of sources, both of which are unreliable and biased. Government reports from agencies like t
Free adware scanner drops support for Windows Vista, XP
As of November 26, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner no longer supports older versions of Windows. AdwCleaner 8 is a free tool that detects and removes adware and other potentially harmful software from your computer and browser.  The program scans your browser setup, removing pop-up windows, browser t
Hackers demand $14 million to unlock nursing home PCs
Each and every file has been encrypted on an estimated 80,000 computers owned by Virtual Care Provider Inc.  VCPI provides IT services to nursing homes in 45 states - including internet access, billing, phones, email, and client records. Hackers encrypted the entire computer networks of 110 nurs
Mozilla Firefox to block fingerprinting automatically from January
Mozilla’s new version of Firefox - version 72 - will block fingerprints automatically. The browser already includes fingerprint blocking through its Enhanced Tracking Protection feature, but starting from January of next year it will be enabled by default. Fingerprinting is an exceptionally int
Swedish hacking startup secures multi-million euro boost
Ethical hacking startup Detectify has secured €21.5 million in Series B funding. The Swedish company is using a crowdsourcing model to bring cybersecurity solutions to companies from around the world. Detectify’s mission statement is a “safer internet for all,” and the platform has exp
Stolen Disney+ accounts reportedly being sold for $3 a piece
Not even a month has passed since Disney’s streaming platform made its first steps, and hackers are already peddling stolen accounts. Where there’s login information to be used, there’s login information to be stolen and sold. This has held true for the more seasoned OTT platforms like Netf
The all-connecting thread: Internet usage statistics for 2019
Cyberspace. Information superhighway. The web. No matter what you call it, it’s possibly the most important technological innovation since the invention of the wheel. Internet usage statistics demonstrate that the web is interwoven with almost every aspect of our lives: connecting us, providing
Password statistics for 2020 – ‘iloveyou’ and ‘sunshine’ are most common
If you’ve ever used number passwords like “123456” or “123455678” to protect an online account, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve had a stolen password at some point. In the age of IoT device proliferation, when your computer and your fridge are sharing data faster than you can im
Walking away from the screen doesn’t work – Cyberbullying statistics 2020
Harassment is harassment - whether it happens at school, at the playground, on the job, or on the internet. But online bullying is downplayed. Victims are stigmatized, mocked as oversensitive snowflakes who can’t take a joke. Plenty of people are unwilling to accept that victims can be seriousl
VPN statistics for 2020 – Keeping internet privacy alive
The modern web is eroding personal privacy at an alarming rate. Huge corporations are selling data for profit. Hackers are stealing information. Governments are spying more than we realize. It’s more important than ever to keep your sensitive information safe. Your life doesn’t have to be an