All posts by Kate Johanns

Kate Johanns is a communications professional and freelance writer with more than 13 years of experience in publishing and marketing.

Tech Time Warp: The malware RAT known as Regin

Tech Time Warp: The malware RAT known as Regin

On Nov. 25, 2014, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued an alert about Regin, a “sophisticated backdoor Trojan used to conduct intelligence-gathering campaigns.” Journalists reported the entities affected by Regin included airlines, telecom companies, energy companies and private individuals....

/ November 25, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Long Before FTX, There Was DigiCash

Tech Time Warp: Long Before FTX, There Was DigiCash

The headlines about the FTX cryptocurrency scandal likely either having you scratching your head or ruing your investment decisions. But FTX is hardly the first such company to declare bankruptcy. One of the first electronic currency platforms, DigiCash, lasted for...

/ November 18, 2022
Pioneers in Tech: George Boole, Mathematician AND Innovator

Pioneers in Tech: George Boole, Mathematician AND Innovator

You’ve heard of Boolean algebra and Boolean logic, and you know the Boolean system forms the basis for the modern digital computer. But you probably don’t know much about George Boole, the man himself, described as “one of the great...

/ November 11, 2022
Tech Time Warp: From Odeo to Twttr to Twitter

Tech Time Warp: From Odeo to Twttr to Twitter

As you ponder whether you’re willing pay $8 to $20 a month for a blue checkmark, it’s worth taking a minute to learn about the history of Twitter. The social network’s debut at SXSW 2007 is well known, but its...

/ November 4, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The biggest lesson from the Equifax data breach

Tech Time Warp: The biggest lesson from the Equifax data breach

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month winds down, it’s time to take a look at the final component of this year’s “See Yourself in Cyber” campaign: software updates. This year’s theme emphasizes the role of personal responsibility in protecting yourself online. Responding...

/ October 28, 2022
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Tech Time Warp: FTC Takes First Action Against Phishing

Tech Time Warp: FTC Takes First Action Against Phishing

“See Yourself in Cyber” is the theme of the 2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Month, encouraging computer users to recognize their own power to detect and protect themselves from cybercrime. Few of us can say that we’ve never been tripped up by...

/ October 21, 2022
Pioneers in Tech: The answer to the security question is “Fernando Corbáto”

Pioneers in Tech: The answer to the security question is “Fernando Corbáto”

This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme—“See Yourself in Cyber”—encourages computer users of all types to focus on the personal role they play in protecting themselves online. After all, if your go-to password is “password,” no mitigation measure will be effective.

/ October 14, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Multi-factor authentication is more secure, but who invented it?

Tech Time Warp: Multi-factor authentication is more secure, but who invented it?

The theme of this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month is “See Yourself in Cyber,” focusing on all the ways the human touch is needed for true cybersecurity. One focus for the month is multi-factor authentication (MFA), which keeps technology secure by...

/ October 7, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Cybersecurity Awareness Month turns 18

Tech Time Warp: Cybersecurity Awareness Month turns 18

Cybersecurity is finally of age—as an awareness month, anyway. Oct. 1 marks the start of the 18th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month organized by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA).

/ September 30, 2022 / 9 Comments
Tech Time Warp: District judge rules that computer code is protected by copyright

Tech Time Warp: District judge rules that computer code is protected by copyright

Sept. 22, 1986, marked a milestone in a protracted legal battle between Intel and NEC Corp. over copyright protection of computer code. As they fought for control of the microprocessor market, the two semiconductor companies—Intel American, and NEC Corp. Japanese—found...

/ September 23, 2022