Here’s my latest blog post for the Biochemist Blog. Make sure you check out their other posts too. There’s some amazing article on there!
By Natalie Hamer, Newcastle University
In today’s western society, almost every individual owns a piece of technology. Be that a mobile phone, a tablet or a computer; technology has become so integrated into our lives that we use it daily to complete simple tasks such as communicating, banking and even shopping. The more we depend on technology, the more criminals will try to exploit this dependency to steal our private information for gain. As technology advances and our cyber security measures improve, so too do the methods employed by these so-called ‘hackers’ to breech our defences and exploit the weaknesses in our systems. Although this may seem like a very modern issue, hacking has actually been around for billions of years.
Computer coding. Photo by Joffi, Source: Pixabay.
The Scourge of Life
Viruses have plagued man-kind for as long as we can remember. From the common cold to HIV, our cells…
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