Josephine Wolff
Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor of public policy and computing security at Rochester Institute of Technology and a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Follow her on Twitter.

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May 3 2016 11:56 AMHacking AirplanesCybersecurity is even more important when you’re up in the air.
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April 6 2016 11:12 AMHow Worried Should You Be About Your Printer Security?As the devices become more sophisticated, vulnerabilities increase.
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March 17 2016 9:30 AMWill We Ever Solve Cybersecurity’s “Attribution Problem?” Identifying the perpetrators of cyberattacks is important—but it’s no magic bullet. 
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Feb. 12 2016 9:14 AMThe Malware Museum Shows Just How Cute the Internet Was in the ’80s and ’90s
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Jan. 22 2016 9:39 AMCalling Humans the “Weakest Link” in Computer Security Is Dangerous and Unhelpful
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Dec. 14 2015 5:24 PMKazakhstan’s Unsettling New Cybersecurity Plan
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Nov. 11 2015 9:00 AMHackathons Have a Gender ProblemAnd they might explain why it’s so difficult to attract women to work in cybersecurity.
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Oct. 16 2015 2:07 PMThis Common Cryptography Method Is Alarmingly Vulnerable
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Sept. 23 2015 3:18 PMYou Do Not Need Personal Cybersecurity Insurance
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Aug. 26 2015 4:33 PMWhat Exactly Does Reasonable Mean?The FTC’s maddening attempts to hold companies liable for cybersecurity lapses.
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Aug. 4 2015 4:16 PMPassing the BuckNew measures are supposed to keep credit and debit cards safer from fraud. But they may just be shifting the crime elsewhere.
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July 5 2015 8:17 PMYour Wi-Fi Network’s Soft UnderbellyYou probably don’t even think about this easy way for hackers to sneak in.
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June 17 2015 5:31 PMHack and FieldThe Cardinals allegedly hacked the Astros. But is it really hacking if you have a password?
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June 5 2015 5:13 PMOne Good Thing Came Out of the IRS Data BreachWe actually have solid information about it. That’s rare.
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April 29 2015 11:05 AMCybersecurity Legislation Is Too Short-Sighted
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April 14 2016 1:54 PMWhy Computer Science Programs Don’t Require Cybersecurity ClassesThere’s actually a very good reason.
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March 23 2016 12:11 PMNone of the AboveWhy is United using multiple-choice security questions?
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Feb. 18 2016 2:10 PMSometimes, You Have to Give In to RansomwareLessons from the Hollywood hospital that paid $17,000 to free its computer systems.
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Jan. 28 2016 1:58 PMBen Carson’s Cybersecurity Plan Is Terrible. But At Least He Has One.
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Jan. 15 2016 8:53 AMHow an Attempt to Give Users More Control Over Their Data Opened a Door for a New Scam
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Nov. 24 2015 12:52 PMThe OPM Data Breach Is Putting a Damper on My ThanksgivingI have to break the news to friends and family that their information was compromised.
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Oct. 28 2015 11:09 AMSenate Worked Hard to Ignore Privacy Concerns About Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
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Oct. 6 2015 2:41 PMCybersecurity: The Lame GameThe U.K. uses a game to try to identify cyber talent—but it’s perplexingly boring and buggy.
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Sept. 9 2015 12:13 PMHire (Some of) the HackersThe U.S. government needs cybersecurity experts who have thought like intruders.
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Aug. 13 2015 6:00 AMDon’t Bug MeOracle’s chief security officer hates it when people flag software vulnerabilities. That’s absurd.
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July 30 2015 2:30 PMNo Experience RequiredIt’s actually not that difficult to protect your digital identity like an expert.
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June 25 2015 12:42 PMDon’t Blame the VictimOPM was negligent. But it’s the perpetrators who should be held responsible for the data breach.
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June 11 2015 2:49 PM Your IP Address or Mine?The celeb nude-photo investigation reveals a broader problem with catching hackers.
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May 12 2015 2:24 PMWhat Cybersecurity and Studying the Torah Have in CommonThere’s a good reason a major company just launched a cybersecurity yeshiva.
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April 14 2015 2:34 PMThe Great Cannon, Heartbleed, and POODLEHow cybersecurity threats get names—and why they’re important.

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