Email and Internet Banking Safety. Don’t click on links or attachments in email unless you are absolutely sure of the sender. In your browser, when you are on financial or sites with your credit card or personal info, make sure there is a ‘padlock’ 🔒 in the url and that the company name is spelled correctly. – Steve
‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin ◇ ~6,300 words ◇ A veteran tech journalist tries everything, including hypnosis, to recover a small fortune from a locked bitcoin device.
Mark Frauenfelder ※ Wired ※ wired.com ※ October 19, 2017
How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet ◇ ~5,800 words ◇ The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants pleaded guilty to masterminding an unprecedented botnet—powered by unsecured internet-of-things devices like security cameras and wireless routers—that unleashed sweeping attacks on key internet services around the globe last fall. What drove them wasn’t anarchist politics or shadowy ties to a nation-state. It was Minecraft.
Garrett M. Graff ※ Wired ※ wired.com ※ December 13, 2017