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Tech Time Warp: Time’s daring choice for “Machine of the Year”

Tech Time Warp: Time’s daring choice for “Machine of the Year”

Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” is an annual conversation starter. This year’s selection of megastar Taylor Swift not only delighted Swifties but also sparked a new TikTok trend. This edition of Tech Time Warp looks at what (instead of...

/ January 5, 2024
Tech Time Warp: Everybody was kung fu fighting

Tech Time Warp: Everybody was kung fu fighting

This week’s Tech Time Warp goes back twenty-nine years ago, when one of the more convoluted chapters in technology history was being written. Research scientist Tsutomu Shimomura was enjoying a Christmas vacation in Lake Tahoe when he received a troubling...

/ December 29, 2023
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Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas leaves a lump of coal for NASA

Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas leaves a lump of coal for NASA

These days, there seems to be a festive seasonal version of everything. Even items you never dreamed possible (such as cat litter). Malware is no exception. In this edition of Tech Time Warp, we look back at 35 years ago,...

/ December 22, 2023
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Tech Time Warp: Public sees glimpse of computing’s future on TV

Tech Time Warp: Public sees glimpse of computing’s future on TV

In this edition of Tech Time Warp we see how sixty-nine years ago this week, the public got a televised glimpse of computing innovations we now take for granted. On Dec. 14, 1954, legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow featured the...

/ December 15, 2023
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Tech Time Warp: O CHRISTMA tree, O CHRISTMA tree, your exec is not so amazing

Tech Time Warp: O CHRISTMA tree, O CHRISTMA tree, your exec is not so amazing

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That doesn’t mean you should let your guard down when it comes to cybersecurity. That’s a lesson some computer users learned the hard way in December 1987. In this edition of Tech...

/ December 1, 2023
Tech Time Warp: Kenzero more than Kenough in terms of problems

Tech Time Warp: Kenzero more than Kenough in terms of problems

It was obvious in the late 1990s and early 2000s—the heyday of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks—that the concept was too good to be true. In this edition of Tech Time Warp, we will take a look at, aside from the...

/ November 24, 2023
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Tech Time Warp: Origins of the term “computer virus”

Tech Time Warp: Origins of the term “computer virus”

Now, nearly four years since the word “coronavirus” entered the popular lexicon, who doesn’t feel like an amateur epidemiologist? Given world events, it should be easy to understand why Leonard Adleman—the “A” of the RSA algorithm—was inspired by the graduate...

/ November 17, 2023
Tech Time Warp: Morris worm alerts the internet to cybersecurity risks

Tech Time Warp: Morris worm alerts the internet to cybersecurity risks

Back in 1988, the internet was a much smaller and friendlier place. No more than 100,000 computers were online, and no one considered the need for precautions like firewalls. In this week’s Tech Time Warp, we will see where that...

/ November 3, 2023
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Tech Time Warp: Three times installing an update would have been a good idea

Tech Time Warp: Three times installing an update would have been a good idea

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close, we turn our attention to a frequently overlooked but simple way to stay safe online: installing security updates. Security updates tend to appear at inopportune times, and it’s easy to say, “I’ll...

/ October 27, 2023
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Tech Time Warp: First CAN-SPAM conviction snares a phisher

Tech Time Warp: First CAN-SPAM conviction snares a phisher

Most of us have experienced that horrible, sinking feeling that comes with being tricked or nearly tricked by a phishing email. According to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, one of the organizations behind the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month,...

/ October 20, 2023