Darlene Storm

Darlene Storm (not her real name) is a freelance writer with a background in information technology and information security. It seems wise to keep an eye on new hacks and holes, to know what is possible and how vulnerable you might be. Most security news is about insecurity, hacking, cybersecurity and even privacy threats, bordering on scary. But when security is done right, it's a beautiful thing...sexy even. Security is sexy.

Uber to investigate female engineer’s ‘abhorrent’ sexual harassment claims

Hacker breached 63 universities and government agencies

Hacker breached 63 universities and government agencies

A security firm claims the Russian-speaking hacker Rasputin has breached a total of 63 universities in the US and UK and government agencies in the US.

NASA scientist detained at U.S. border until handing over PIN to unlock his phone

NASA scientist detained at U.S. border until handing over PIN to unlock his phone

A U.S. border agent demanded the PIN code to unlock a NASA scientist's phone before letting him into the country.

'Invisible' memory-based malware hit over 140 banks, telecoms and government agencies

'Invisible' memory-based malware hit over 140 banks, telecoms and government agencies

Attackers are using 'invisible' methods of attack and malware that hides in memory instead of on hard drives to steal passwords and other sensitive data from banks and enterprises across 40 countries. Anti-forensic techniques such as...

Researchers’ quantum hacking machine may help protect against quantum computing hacks

Researchers’ quantum hacking machine may help protect against quantum computing hacks

Researchers built the first quantum cloning machine that can intercept a secure message; they believe it may help protect quantum computing networks from being hacked.

Cybersecurity and freedom of speech under President Trump

Cybersecurity and freedom of speech under President Trump

If the Pentagon can't patch in eight months, can the nation's vulnerabilities be reviewed in 60 days? Like cybersecurity, freedom of speech is also 'very sacred,' but Reuters advised reporters covering Trump to be prepared as if it...

Police lost 8 years of evidence in ransomware attack

Police lost 8 years of evidence in ransomware attack

Texas cops decided not to pay the ransom, so video evidence and Office documents dating back to 2009 were lost.

Reminder: Secret Service is monitoring social media; 2 women in hot water over posts

Reminder: Secret Service is monitoring social media; 2 women in hot water over posts

A Secret Service agent and another woman are being investigated after having negative things to say about President Trump on social media. The Secret Service agent said on Facebook that she refused to take a bullet for Trump and a...

WikiLeaks urges hackers to leak Trump's tax returns

WikiLeaks urges hackers to leak Trump's tax returns

WikiLeaks urged hackers to leak Trump's tax returns after Trump's 'breach of promise' to release them.

Russia extends Snowden’s asylum to 2020 instead of ‘gifting’ him to Trump

Russia extends Snowden’s asylum to 2020 instead of ‘gifting’ him to Trump

Russia extends Edward Snowden’s residence permit to 2020 instead of ‘gifting’ him to Trump for inauguration.

Hacker says he can get phone numbers on Facebook which are not supposed to be public

Hacker says he can get phone numbers on Facebook which are not supposed to be public

A security researcher is threatening to go public with a 'privacy leak' that allows him to get phone numbers via Facebook which are not supposed to be publicly visible.

LA college pays $28,000 ransom demand; new sophisticated Spora ransomware

LA college pays $28,000 ransom demand; new sophisticated Spora ransomware

Los Angeles Valley College paid a $28,000 ransom demand; new 'Spora' ransomware spotted in the wild.

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