Josh Fruhlinger

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

How to jumpstart your infosec career

How to jumpstart your infosec career

It would sure make things simple if there were one easy and obvious way to get a job or start a successful business in IT security. But it would also cut off a lot of potential career paths. We spoke to a host of different IT security...

What fake news means for IT—and how IT security can help fight it

What fake news means for IT—and how IT security can help fight it

The debate over fake news is roiling the political world, but elements of it look very familiar to tech veterans—and represent a potentially new attack vector that IT needs to worry about.

It's (still) Windows 95's world. We just live in it.

It's (still) Windows 95's world. We just live in it.

From the Start menu and Taskbar to and device autodetection and free, bundled Web browsers, here’s a brief history of how Windows 95 became the operating system that time never forgot.

Who is buying the weird, new top-level domains?

Who is buying the weird, new top-level domains?

Expressing yourself? Protecting yourself? Goofing around with a major brand's trademark? Everything is possible.

How computer science education has changed

How computer science education has changed

When it comes to learning programming, some things have changed -- but not everything.

Inside the rickety, vulnerable systems that run just about every power plant

Inside the rickety, vulnerable systems that run just about every power plant

A security experts warning: We're using Windows XP for a lot of awfully important things and hoping for the best

Stupid security mistakes: Things you missed while doing the hard stuff

If you're worried about high-tech hackers using advanced and sinister techniques to break through your fancy firewalls -- well, that's not outside the realm of possibility. By all means, spend money on firewalls! But you might also...

Extreme BYOD: When consumer tech goes to unexpected places

If there's one phrase I associate with the future, it's control panels. You know, the gleaming, custom built set of controls that provide a direct interface to the advanced machines that we use in our every day lives, here in...

Computing fossils: Old tech holding on for dear life

Consider the abacus. Developed perhaps as long as 4,500 years ago, this handy gadget served the mathematical needs of merchants and accountants until the development of mechanical calculating machines in the 19th century. But the...

10 Ways Microsoft Tried and Failed to Rule Mobile

Take a tour through Microsoft's forgettable, regrettable mobile OS history.

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