Taproot Security founder Michael McCormick

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July 21, 2019

FaceApp is enjoying another viral moment fueled by celebrity selfies, while sparking dire warnings from security and privacy experts. Now politicians in Congress are calling for an investigation and the DNC ordered Democratic staffers to delete the app from their phone...

March 3, 2017

The information security profession has long mined biology for metaphors to describe cyber threats.  For example, we call certain forms of malware “viruses” or “worms”.  If the malware successfully installs, we call the event an “infection” and follow up with a “forens...

July 22, 2016

Malware is like pornography; it’s hard to define, but we know it when we see it.  At least we think we do.  The Pokemon Go craze provides an opportunity to revisit this tricky subject.

One or more of these attributes are commonly associated with malware:

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