NOVA Labs

The Secret Lives of Hackers

Which of these people is most like a hacker? A Burglar? A vandal? An inventor? Or a spy? The answer completely depends on whom you ask, because the word “hacker” has taken on all of these meanings, and more, over the years. But it’s the wrong question. It’s like asking, is a chisel something you use to break into safes, to deface buildings, or to carve statues? No, the questions

Cybercrime: Class 101

Class 101 Would you be comfortable living in a house that someone else had the key to? What if an underground tunnel led into it from a public park, or its windows could never quite close all the way? Would you trust it with your safety and your privacy? The internet is that house. This is not to say—never go into the house, but rather, you should know the hazards