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Why Kids Hack: Understanding And Mitigating Risk Factors

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

With a computer in almost every household and a cell phone in almost every pocket, it’s easier than ever for kids and teenagers to learn how to hack….

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Closing The Market For Fake Documents On The Open Web

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Buying a counterfeit driver’s license or passport used to require a secret meeting with some shady characters. More recently, it meant having a connection to the dark web….

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Thwarting Hacks by Thinking Like the Humans Behind Them

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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If we understood the humans behind hacking incidents – and their intent – could we stop them? Research from Michigan State University reveals the importance of factoring in…

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Organized Cybercrime – Not Your Average Mafia

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Does the common stereotype for “organized crime” hold up for organizations of hackers? Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of…

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How Vulnerable is Your Car to Cyber Attacks?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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The emergence of smart cars has opened the door to limitless possibilities for technology and innovation – but also to threats beyond the car itself. New research from…

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Here’s What Police Know About Digital Evidence

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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In today’s criminal justice system, a Play Station and iPhone are just as important pieces of evidence as eyewitness accounts. Yet, there isn’t a strong understanding as to…

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Decoding How Kids Get Into Hacking

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Is your kid obsessed with video games and hanging out with questionable friends? These are common traits for involvement in cybercrime, among other delinquencies. New research from Michigan…

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Weapons Trade Reveals a Darker Side to Dark Web

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Weapons trade reveals a darker side to dark web

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there’s an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan…

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Putting Understudied Terrorists under a Microscope

Friday, January 25, 2019
Weapons trade reveals a darker side to dark web

Bombs exploding, hostages were taken and masked gunmen firing machine guns are all types of terrorist attacks we’ve seen. According to new Michigan State University research, it’s the…

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How a Personality Trait Puts You at Risk for Cybercrime

Monday, December 17, 2018
Weapons trade reveals a darker side to dark web

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from…

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