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.

Pwned: 65 million Tumblr accounts, 40 million from Fling, 360 million from MySpace

Faception can allegedly tell if you're a terrorist just by analyzing your face

Faception can allegedly tell if you're a terrorist just by analyzing your face

Faception claims it can spot if you are a terrorist, pedophile, genius or some other personality – judging a book by its cover with an 80% accuracy, by just analyzing your face. An unnamed homeland security inked a contract with the...

100 thieves stole $12.7 million from ATMs in 2.5 hours

100 thieves stole $12.7 million from ATMs in 2.5 hours

A gang suspected to be part of organized crime pulled off a $12.7 million heist at Japanese ATMs in less than 3 hours by using cloned credit cards from a South African bank.

Face recognition app FindFace may make you want to take down all your online photos

Face recognition app FindFace may make you want to take down all your online photos

FindFace has a 70% accuracy for identifying strangers and could be a game-changer for law enforcement.

Hacker GhostShell is back, leaking data from 32 companies with open FTP directories

Hacker GhostShell is back, leaking data from 32 companies with open FTP directories

Beware admins with lax security hygiene. The hacker GhostShell is back, leaking data from 32 targets with open FTP and promising more 'light hacktivism' dumps to come.

Ransomware attacks on House of Representatives gets Yahoo Mail blocked

Ransomware attacks on House of Representatives gets Yahoo Mail blocked

A surge in ransomware attacks through third-party email providers such as Gmail and Yahoo resulted in the House of Representatives' IT department blocking Yahoo Mail and apps hosted on Google’s appspot.com.

Spy glasses and smartwatches used for high-tech cheating to get into medical school

Spy glasses and smartwatches used for high-tech cheating to get into medical school

Wannabe Thailand medical school applicants were caught in a high-tech exam cheating system which used spy glasses to capture the test questions, so tutors could look up the answers and then send coded correct answers via smartwatches...

Researchers nab millions of stolen credentials for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, banking

Researchers nab millions of stolen credentials for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, banking

A hacker handed over millions of stolen credentials for Google, Microsoft and Yahoo email accounts, as well as thousands for banking, manufacturing and retail, in exchange for researchers liking and voting up his social media page.

Hack a car in Michigan, go to prison for life if new bill becomes law

Hack a car in Michigan, go to prison for life if new bill becomes law

Hack a car in Michigan, go to prison for life...at least if newly proposed cybersecurity bills become law.

Most breaches are still caused by PEBKAC and ID10T errors like falling for phishing

Most breaches are still caused by PEBKAC and ID10T errors like falling for phishing

Open. Clickety click. Pwned. Humans are still the weak security link, falling for phishing even more often than before, which leads to breaches.

Dogspectus: Android ransomware silently installs, demands $200 iTunes gift card ransom

Dogspectus: Android ransomware silently installs, demands $200 iTunes gift card ransom

Dogspectus is a ransomware that silently installs on Android devices, via malvertising and a Hacking Team exploit, then demands a ransom of $200 in iTunes gift cards.

Algorithm predicted who will bite the dust next in Game of Thrones

Algorithm predicted who will bite the dust next in Game of Thrones

Students at the Technical University of Munich have created an algorithm which predicts the likelihood of death percentage for Game of Thrones characters. If you think computer-generated guesses will be accurate, then this article...

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