Stories by Taylor Armerding

Protection of white-hat hackers slow in coming

Laws forbidding hacking into computers are meant to block the theft of intellectual property, music and movie piracy and other criminal activity. But they also have the unintended effect of blocking legitimate cybersecurity research. Security companies are working to change that.

Taylor Armerding | 04 Nov | Read more

Bots may be trumping online polls

Poll results are supposed to be driven by opinions, but marketers, politicians and others know opinions can be driven by polls. Hence the rising use of bots to skew perceptions in favor of a product, a celebrity or, at this time of year, a candidate.

Taylor Armerding | 24 Oct | Read more