Research Summary

Leaking (a lot of) Data from Air-Gapped Computers via the (small) Hard Drive LED (LED-it-GO)

Highly secure systems are often ‘Air Gapped’, or removed from any internet connected network to make it more difficult to illegally or maliciously access them. Attacks in recent years have shown that it is possible and perhaps not even particularly complex to have users load malicious software onto an air gapped computer (e.g. with a …

Revenge Porn and Mental Health: A Qualitative Analysis of the Mental Health Effects of Revenge Porn on Female Survivors

Samantha Bates at Simon Fraser University has examined the emotional and mental health effects on survivors of revenge pornography. This form of non-consensual distribution of intimate images occurs after partners exchange intimate photos during a relationship, but when the relationship breaks down, one of the former partners distribute the images to the family, friends, employers …

Terrorist Use of the Internet by the Numbers: Quantifying Behaviors, Patterns, and Processes

Terrorism and the Internet is a hot button topic with the dangers posed by online groups being the subject of near constant debate and news headlines.  A question that bears closer examination is the effect that the Internet has on would be terrorists. Does content or contact online cause a change in behaviour or does …