Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff is a Ph.D. candidate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying cybersecurity and Internet policy.

Future Tense
Sept. 10 2014 3:59 PMNATO’s Empty Cybersecurity GestureIts new approach to cyberattacks misses some fundamental points.
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Aug. 12 2014 3:13 PMThe Internet’s Vulnerable BackboneHow cybercriminals hijacked the Web’s architecture to mine bitcoins.
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July 15 2014 5:46 PMYou Should Treat Public Computers Like Public BathroomsWith a little fear.
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June 19 2014 12:02 PMUnto the BreachThe FCC chairman shouldn’t make government regulation of cybersecurity seem like a last resort.
June 3 2014 1:45 PMTo Catch a CyberthiefHow the FBI foiled the dangerous malwares GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker.
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April 11 2014 12:32 PMThe Good News About HeartbleedIts discovery suggests the Web is getting more, not less, secure.
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Feb. 4 2014 1:15 PMGive Me All Your BitcoinsCredit card companies are one of our best defenses against financial crimes. But cryptocurrencies change everything.
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Dec. 13 2013 3:27 PMThis Rumored Recommendation for NSA Reform Is a Horrible Idea
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Nov. 20 2013 10:45 AMNewly Released Documents Show How Government Inflated the Definition of Metadata
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Oct. 24 2013 9:26 AMIf You Have a High-Profile Job, Do Not Create a Jerky, Anonymous Twitter Account
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Aug. 28 2014 1:43 PMNetflix vs. Healthcare.govThe two sites demonstrate two very different approaches to cybersecurity.
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July 22 2014 11:14 AMThe Return of the Typewriters?A German politician thinks the old-fashioned tech could thwart U.S. spying. But that’s not a solution.
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June 24 2014 3:48 PMThe Right to Bear Denial-of-Service AttacksDo we need a Second Amendment in the cyber world?
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June 12 2014 3:40 PMThe $10 Million DeductibleWhy the cyberinsurance industry is a mess.
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May 28 2014 12:27 PMThe Golden CybersnitchWhy the feds should be lenient with hackers who become informants.
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March 11 2014 4:42 PMPapers, PleaseHow to make every country check passports to make sure they aren’t stolen.
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Dec. 18 2013 2:56 PMC+ in Online AnonymityHow Harvard tracked down the student who allegedly made bomb threats to get out of an exam.
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Dec. 3 2013 5:08 PMGreat, Now Malware Can Jump the “Air Gap” Between Computers
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Nov. 7 2013 1:58 PMNorth Korea Reportedly Making Progress on Newt Gingrich's Nightmare Weapon
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Oct. 8 2013 12:24 PMGuilty as ChargedThe best way to stop shady mug shot website operators: talk to credit card companies.


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 9:22 AM The Most Populist Campaign of 2014
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 16 2014 8:00 AM The Wall Street Bombing: Low-Tech Terrorism in Prohibition-era New York
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PM Why Not Just Turn Campus Rape Allegations Over to the Police? Because the Police Don't Investigate.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 9:13 AM Clive James, Terminally Ill, Has Written an Exquisitely Resigned Farewell Poem
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 7:36 AM The Inspiration Drought Why our science fiction needs new dreams.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 16 2014 7:30 AM A Galaxy of Tatooines
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.