2017 promises to be a good year for pirate enthusiasts like me. Black Sails will be back for its fourth season on Starz, and I just saw the new trailer for Disney’s next POTC movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales. I (and much of the world if ratings are any indicator) am captivated by these tales of pirates and their renegade lifestyle. Hollywood has glamorized the crime for us and created handsome new symbols of freedom, adventure and raucous living. What’s not to love?
Perhaps as a result of my fascination for movie pirates, I’m also a bit infatuated with today’s digital pirates (AKA hackers). Not only do I want to know about all their schemes in an attempt to protect myself, but if I’m honest, I’m also a bit amazed by the creative ways these evil geniuses invent to steal information. Read the rest of this entry »