We’ve all seen how our fiction portrays cybercrime, but what does it really look like? Jonathan Lusthaus, the director of the Human Cybercriminal Project at the University of Oxford, joins the show to talk about the real crimes committed online and what, if anything, we can do to protect ourselves.
Johnathan Lusthaus, Director of Human Cybercriminal Project and author, Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime
It seems you can’t get away from email spam, Internet scams and companies using your online purchases and web browsing to badger you with shopping opportunities. Every time you sign up for a blog or make a purchase, you are inundated with unwanted – and sometimes dangerous – intrusions into your personal and private information. We talk to a journalist who has tried to erase her digital footprint, and an attorney who deals with online privacy about the issue. We discuss ways you can get rid of some third parties who spy on your online activities, learn about better password protection, and find out why we are probably never going to be able to rid ourselves of all snooping in the future.
With all of the rumor mills out there online, how do you fight back if your name is smeared? And who are these people who take great pleasure – and often make money – out of spreading rumors about others? Our guests discuss how gossip websites operate and how to protect yourself and your family from false and/or embarrassing information that appears online.