FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

TAPROOT CALLS ON QUORA TO MANAGE HACKER POSTS

No tool to report inquiries about illegal/unethical activity

 

Saint Paul, MN, July 23, 2018 – Alarmed by increasing questions about how to perform illegal or unethical cyber hacks, Taproot Security called on Quora to give users a way to report such posts in a letter submitted July 10, 2018. Quora has not responded or made any changes, so Taproot decided to make the comment letter public at this time.

"We've seen an increase in cyber hacking questions (and answers) with potentially illegal intent on Quora recently," explains Taproot Security president Mike McCormick. "People are learning how to hack phones, wi-fi networks, social media accounts, email, webcams, etc. in violation of Quora's conduct policy. There have also been questions about making bombs and poisons. Quora needs to enhance their reporting tool so users can report these violations. Quora is a valuable service and we want it to remain a safe, legal online community."

 

​About Taproot Security

 

Taproot Security is an information security consulting firm advising industry and government on cyber issues and policy. For more information, please visit http://www.taprootsecurity.com/.

 

Contact

 

To learn more about this announcement, please contact

Michael McCormick

Founder & President

Taproot Security, LLC

mike@taprootsecurity.com

 

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