Category: David Frier

Safer Computing: Safer Social Media

Safer Computing: Safer Social Media

By David Frier We live in the age of social media, that’s for sure. Facebook claims over 2 billion people as its users. Twitter is how we first get breaking news, how we know...

Safer Computing: The Red Queen’s Race

Safer Computing: The Red Queen’s Race

By David Frier “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort...

Safer Computing: Breaches in General, and Equifax

Safer Computing: Breaches in General, and Equifax

By David Frier Data breaches are have become as common in the news as ugly Presidential tweetstorms. What are they, and what can you do about them? Criminals will always try to gain access...

Safer Computing: WannaCry, and Other Stories

Safer Computing: WannaCry, and Other Stories

By David Frier You’ve probably read news stories in the past several weeks about the “WannaCry” worm (also known as WanaCrypt0r, or WCRY for short). Or, you may have seen the second wave mentioned;...

Safer Computing By David Frier: Why I Block Ads. Everywhere.

Safer Computing By David Frier: Why I Block Ads. Everywhere.

Advertising supports a lot of the content you read and watch, starting with this very paper you are holding in your hands. The economics of it should be simple. An advertiser pays a certain...