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.
Facebook & Apple under pressure over encryption plans 
Tech giants are coming under mounting pressure from US lawmakers to make private customer data accessible to law enforcement.  In a rare show of unity, both Republicans and Democrats grilled Apple and Facebook  executives during a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week. 
Infographic – What you need to know about TOR
The iceberg metaphor may be overused, but it’s the best one we’ve got. The internet we usually surf is just the tip, and vast amounts of data is being stored below the surface. The Deep web is 500 times larger than the regular old internet of Google and Facebook. It’s where all the protecte
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