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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June 20 2018 3:49 PMThe Feds Love to Stack Charges When It Comes to CybercrimeThe many indictments of former CIA employee Joshua Schulte aren’t just about leaking information.
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May 29 2018 5:02 PMDid You Restart Your Router Like the FBI Asked?Or did you find an excuse not to because you aren’t comfortable messing with it?
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May 15 2018 3:06 PMThe Most Shocking Thing About Encrypted Email Being Vulnerable Is That Anyone Still Uses Encrypted Email
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March 23 2018 4:35 PMWhy University Networks Are So Tempting to Foreign HackersIt’s actually kind of sweet.
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March 5 2018 8:00 AMThe Internet Censor’s DilemmaThe more countries try to restrict virtual private networks, the more people use them.
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Feb. 12 2018 12:48 PMThe Real Reasons Why Cybercrimes May Be Vastly UndercountedCrimes that target victims online might be soaring. But law enforcement agencies aren’t keeping up.
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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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June 1 2018 10:00 AMDon’t Pay the Ransom Unless You Really Have ToHow hospitals can protect themselves against ransomware.
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May 22 2018 3:22 PMThe Trump Administration’s Astounding Hypocrisy on Cybersecurity Goes Well Beyond “But Her Emails”
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April 5 2018 3:04 PMGamers Are Not the Answer to the Shortage of Cybersecurity WorkersGrowing the field based on the people already in it is a mistake.
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March 13 2018 4:04 PMWhy Is the U.S. Government Really Afraid Of a Qualcomm-Broadcom Merger?The “national security” reason doesn’t make much sense.
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Feb. 16 2018 4:12 PMWhat Good Is an Indictment for Online Election Meddling?The U.S. keeps filing indictments for cyberconflicts, even though nothing ever comes from them.
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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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