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Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University article icon

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Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University

Help to protect your digital life by gaining essential cyber security knowledge and skills.

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Cyber Security

What is cyber security? What do we need to know to keep us safe?

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Hacking under your skin? article icon

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Hacking under your skin?

A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.

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Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws? article icon

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Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws?

The discovery of a security problem with chips in desktops, laptops, phones and tablets is a major headache for IT security, says Siraj Ahmed Shaikh.

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Cybercrime: Rootkits

In 2005 Sony BMG employed a novel Digital Rights Management method when they used something called a rootkit. But what is a rootkit?

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If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money? article icon

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If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money?

Hundreds of thousands of computers locked across the globe - but Wannacry raised less than other ransomware attacks. Bill Buchanan explains why.

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Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen? article icon

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Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable, explains Conor Deane-McKenna.

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What's up with Whatsapp - and should we weaken its security? article icon

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What's up with Whatsapp - and should we weaken its security?

Following the murders in Westminster, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd appeared to demand that Whatsapp and other messaging systems provide government with a backdoor to listen in. But how does Whatsapp keep users' secrets - and should we be telling them to stop?

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Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online? article icon

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Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online?

Richard Forno says focusing on short-term fixes might make us too exhausted to shape a long term solution to the challenges of cybersecurity.

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Chelsea Manning: An OpenLearn reading list

As one of the last acts of his presidency, Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence and she will be released from prison within weeks. We've dipped into some of the background to her case

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OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails were phished, and A poet reads her own work. Learning and research from across the day.

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What is a password manager - and should I be using one? article icon

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What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?

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