Hackers look just like you and me

February 9, 2017 mattcasmith 0

When you think of a hacker, what do you picture? As someone who grew up in the ’90s, my go-to mental image was always Boris Grishenko, the bespectacled computer technician from 1995’s James Bond film GoldenEye, known for his catchphrase, “I am invincible!”

Yes, your OS needs anti-virus software

February 3, 2017 mattcasmith 0

Every Windows user knows it’s foolish to use their computer without installing anti-virus software, but there’s some complacency among users of other operating systems that’s putting them, their data and their money at risk. It’s time they rejoined reality and protected themselves.

CES’s gadgets create new data to be stolen

January 9, 2017 mattcasmith 0

Another year, another Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The annual showcase of the most innovative and extravagant gadgets concluded on Sunday, and as expected it included a variety of longstanding household appliances granted digital superpowers thanks to new WiFi connections.

2017: New challenges for a new year

January 6, 2017 mattcasmith 0

Happy new year, and welcome to this long overdue post! 2017’s barely begun, but I already have a lot to update you on and I’m sure it’s going to be quite different to any year of my life so far.

Talking cyber security on Chicago radio

February 7, 2016 mattcasmith 0

Last week got off to an interesting start when I was contacted by a producer from WGN Radio in Chicago, who invited me onto a morning business show called The Opening Bell to talk about cyber security in light of one of my recent stories.