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.

Fitbit: One explodes, data from another used to charge husband with wife's murder

Researchers remotely kill the engine of a moving car by hacking vulnerable car dongle

Researchers remotely kill the engine of a moving car by hacking vulnerable car dongle

Researchers exploited vulnerabilities in Bosch Drivelog Connect to remotely kill the engine of a moving car.

DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

ICS-CERT again warned to beware of BrickerBot, an IoT malware which will brick vulnerable devices.

1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

InterContinental Hotels Group reported 1,175 IHG-branded hotels were involved in a payment card breach; the investigation is not complete, but so far 1,174 franchise hotels in the US are known to have had malware accessing payment...

Crafty Ohio inmates scavenged parts, built PCs for hacking and hid them in ceiling

Crafty Ohio inmates scavenged parts, built PCs for hacking and hid them in ceiling

Ohio prison inmates built PCs from parts, hid them in the ceiling, connected to prison's network and tried to pull off cybercrimes.

New ransomware demanded high score on anime-style shooter game not bitcoins

New ransomware demanded high score on anime-style shooter game not bitcoins

No bitcoins? No problem for victims of Rensenware...just reach an astronomically high score in lunatic difficulty mode and encrypted files would be automatically decrypted.

Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you

Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you

In an effort to be more transparent, Microsoft revealed more about what data Windows 10 Creators Update will collect from users' PCs and clarified what the privacy settings mean.

Project launches to find out if there is truly a link between cybercrime and autism

Project launches to find out if there is truly a link between cybercrime and autism

Is there really a link between cybercrime and autistic-like personality traits? A new project intends to find out and then feed the data into a counter-terrorism program.

What to look for in a VPN to protect your privacy

What to look for in a VPN to protect your privacy

How much a VPN can protect your privacy or anonymity really depends upon which VPN you choose. Here are some things to look for in a VPN to best protect your privacy.

New Mirai IoT variant launched 54-hour DDoS attack against a U.S. college

New Mirai IoT variant launched 54-hour DDoS attack against a U.S. college

Researchers have spotted a new Mirai variant in the wild that is better at launching application layer attacks; other researchers spotted a new Cerber ransomware variant that can evade machine learning.

iPad bomb plot allegedly led to electronic device ban on flights

iPad bomb plot allegedly led to electronic device ban on flights

A fake iPad stuffed with explosives allegedly contributed to the US and UK's ban on electronics in plane cabins.

Password-stealing flaws in LastPass Chrome and Firefox extensions

Password-stealing flaws in LastPass Chrome and Firefox extensions

Critical vulnerabilities in the Chrome extension and Firefox add-on for LastPass could be exploited to steal passwords and remotely execute code.

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