Josh Fruhlinger

Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

10 toxic traits of bad bosses

What is SSL, TLS? And why it’s time to upgrade to TLS 1.3

What is SSL, TLS? And why it’s time to upgrade to TLS 1.3

The TLS protocol encrypts internet traffic of all types, making secure internet communication (and therefore internet commerce) possible. Here are the basics of how it works and what comes next.

What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

10 things you should know about dark web websites

10 things you should know about dark web websites

Catch a glimpse of what flourishes in the shadows of the internet.

The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

How the OPM hack happened, the technical details, and a timeline of the infiltration and response.

9 chiefs you don't need in the C-suite

9 chiefs you don't need in the C-suite

What's in a title? Sometimes surprisingly little, it turns out.

Leadership lessons from Linus Torvalds: 7 dos and 3 don'ts

Leadership lessons from Linus Torvalds: 7 dos and 3 don'ts

You don't have to take a page out of his book to learn some valuable lessons from how Torvalds has managed the sprawling, self-selected, volunteer community of Linux developers—both the successes, and what led to his self-imposed...

How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

A CIO's salary is nothing to sneeze at, but salary alone doesn't tell the whole compensation story. Here's a look at how bonuses, stock awards, perks and other compensation add up.

What is WannaCry ransomware, how does it infect, and who was responsible?

What is WannaCry ransomware, how does it infect, and who was responsible?

Stolen government hacking tools, unpatched Windows systems, and shadowy North Korean operatives made WannaCry a perfect ransomware storm.

What is malware? Viruses, worms, trojans, and beyond

What is malware? Viruses, worms, trojans, and beyond

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use it to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

What is network security? Definition, methods, jobs & salaries

What is network security? Definition, methods, jobs & salaries

Network security is the practice of preventing and protecting against unauthorized intrusion into corporate networks. As a philosophy, it complements endpoint security, which focuses on individual devices; network security instead...

What is corporate espionage? Inside the murky world of private spying

What is corporate espionage? Inside the murky world of private spying

Companies gather intelligence on their rivals just like nation-states do. Sometimes its legal, but industrial espionage can easily slip over the line into criminality.

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