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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Jan. 10 2018 4:13 PMThe U.S. Government Should Show Its WorkWashington is suspicious of Huawei smartphones—but it won’t tell us why.
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Dec. 20 2017 1:31 PMTrust but Verify—if You CanShould we believe the U.S. government when it blames North Korea for a cyberattack?
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Nov. 20 2017 6:03 PMBorders in the CloudCountries are increasingly putting limits on how data travels.
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Nov. 8 2017 4:09 PMWhen State Election Boards Try to Increase Voting Machine Security, They Can Run Into Obstacles
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Oct. 17 2017 12:15 PMAttack of the Hack BackThe worst idea in cybersecurity is back again.
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Aug. 3 2017 2:05 PMAt Long Last, a Sensible Internet of Things Security Bill Has Been Introduced in the Senate
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July 11 2017 6:03 PMHow Worried Should We Really Be About Security Firm Kaspersky Lab’s Ties to Russia?
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June 28 2017 11:20 AMEastern European Countries Are Getting Very Good at Responding to Cyberattacks
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May 31 2017 2:21 PMTrump Reportedly Wants World Leaders to Call Him on His Cellphone. Is That Risky?
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May 12 2017 4:20 PMThe Malware Attacking the U.K.’s National Health Service Could’ve Been Stopped. Here’s Why It Wasn’t.
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April 10 2017 5:38 PMSomeone Set Off All of Dallas’ Tornado Sirens Over the Weekend. But Was It a Hack?
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March 16 2017 11:38 AMThe Russian Officials Charged in the Yahoo Hack Will Never Be Arrested. Maybe That’s OK.
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March 1 2017 4:11 PMCloud Computing Makes the Internet More Reliable and Secure, Except When It Doesn’t
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Feb. 7 2017 7:05 AMPracticing Good Personal Cybersecurity Isn’t Just About Protecting YourselfRemember: The internet is a network.
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Jan. 27 2017 10:32 AMTrump’s God-Awful Phone and Twitter Security Isn’t as Scary as His Cybersecurity Policies
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Jan. 5 2018 4:27 PMThe Bright Side of the Two Intel Chip Security Vulnerabilities
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Dec. 6 2017 5:26 PMThe Cryptocurrency CrackdownThe SEC’s cyber unit has filed its first complaint, and it’s a good one.
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Nov. 16 2017 1:39 PMWhen Should the Government Stockpile Software Vulnerabilities?A new process attempts to help guide decision-making.
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Oct. 25 2017 4:04 PMA Massive New Internet of Things Bot Is Growing, and No One Knows What It Will Do
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Sept. 12 2017 7:15 AMHow Bad Is the Equifax Hack?It will take us a long time to figure that out.
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July 19 2017 2:28 PMTillerson Is Reportedly Considering Shuttering State’s Cyber Office. That’s a Horrid Idea.
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July 10 2017 12:11 PMExactly How Stupid of an Idea Is a U.S.-Russia Cybersecurity Unit?Maddeningly, bafflingly, excruciatingly stupid.
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June 19 2017 6:44 PMThe Main Revelation from the GOP Data Firm’s Leak? Political Data Is Vastly Overvalued.
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May 16 2017 10:56 AMComey Leaves Behind an FBI With More Technical Expertise—and Less Technical CredibilityHe badly misjudged public perception of the bureau’s use of technology.
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May 9 2017 3:25 PMThe FBI Relied on a Private Firm’s Investigation of the DNC Hack—Which Makes the Agency Harder to Trust  
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March 30 2017 4:42 PMWhy We Need to Be Much More Careful About How We Use the Word Cyberattack
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March 7 2017 2:34 PMNo One Should Give In to Cyber Extortion Unless It’s a Life or Death Situation
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Feb. 27 2017 1:20 PMThe Good and Bad News About CloudbleedThe affected company was transparent. But you still should change all of your passwords.
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Feb. 1 2017 2:09 PMThe Ransomware Attack That Locked Hotel Guests Out of Their RoomsThis is a good demonstration of why electronic systems need physical backups.
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Dec. 21 2016 11:00 AMHow a 2011 Hack You’ve Never Heard of Changed the Internet’s InfrastructureIt all started with an internet user in Iran who couldn’t get into his Gmail account.

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