Monthly Archives: November 2018

Pretty Good Anonymity

In Darkode, the hosts tell the story of a ransomware victim who was forced to buy 500 dollars worth of Bitcoin to gain access back to her files that had been stolen and encrypted. In the process, she came in contact with TOR which has as its central mission to provide anonymous communication between people through […] Continue reading

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How to Combat the Perils of an Online Identity

As we all know, in modern society we are being watched and surveilled by companies, individuals, and governments that want our data. Through the course of these podcasts, I think there are some key takeaways that we as students can implement to make our selves more secure and immune to major breaches to our online […] Continue reading

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An Engaging Podcast Format

In the first Radiolab episode, “Darkode”, hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad tell entertaining stories that are based on hacking, from a remote hacking of Inna Simone, to a highly optimized and well funded organization of hackers in Europe called Darkode (stylized as dark0de), where the episode gets its name from. Right off the bat, […] Continue reading

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A Surveillance Story That Hits at Home

In Radiolab’s podcast, Darknode, the story of the “suburban Boy Scout turned black hat hacker” resonated with me the most in terms of the security vs. privacy debate. For starters, the story truly represented how “you either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain” (The Dark Knight Rises). In […] Continue reading

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Advices for college students

After stepping into college, the internet becomes more and more popular in our daily life. Nowadays we purchase things through the internet, we upload our assignments through the internet, we book our session through the internet. Meanwhile, internet privacy gradually becomes a problem. The first advice I would give a college student is that do […] Continue reading

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Don’t hack me

The first part of the RadioLab episode “Darkode” is probably the most interesting episode I’ve ever heard. Though it’s probably not very ethical of me, the story, the tone, and the voice just kept me laughing all the time. On the other hand, it does tell us something about internet privacy protecting. First of all, […] Continue reading

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Advice for College Students on their online security

First of all, to ensure the security of the computer operating system, install important and urgent patches, the operating system now has the function of automatically updating the patch, the system is often updated to ensure security. If the security of the operating system is not guaranteed, hackers or Trojans can easily obtain various private […] Continue reading

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Winner’s Wednesday: The Ugly Duckling

For my Winner’s Wednesday book I chose The Ugly Duckling, a classic children’s picture book, which was a 2000 Caldecott Honor Book. While this book received this honor 18 years ago, it is just as relevant today as it was then.   The story of The Ugly Duckling follows a “duckling” that does not look […] Continue reading

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Rated E – Not Quite For Everyone

Practice makes perfect, but do you ever wonder why some people need less practice than others? Have you ever been awful at a video game and figured, “oh well I just need to get used to it” but then you never caught on? If you never have been in this position, you can take it … Continue reading “Rated E – Not Quite For Everyone” Continue reading

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Traditional Thursday: Farewell to Shady Glade

For this Traditional Thursday I chose Bill Peet’s 1966 book, Farewell to Shady Glade. This book follows the animal inhabitants of a once-idyllic habitat called Shady Glade, whose peace is threatened by the daily approach of rumbling noises. The raccoon climbs to the top of their sycamore tree and spots the source of the rumbling: […] Continue reading

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