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.

Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting

#FaxBigBrother to bury Senate under mountains of paper and stop CISA cyber spying bill

#FaxBigBrother to bury Senate under mountains of paper and stop CISA cyber spying bill

Congress can't grasp modern tech, so Operation FaxBigBrother will turn your emails and hashtagged tweets into faxes -- tech they do understand -- and bury Senators under mountains of paper devoted to stopping the CISA cyber spying...

Valve patches huge password reset hole that allowed anyone to hijack Steam accounts

Valve patches huge password reset hole that allowed anyone to hijack Steam accounts

After losing control of their Steam accounts, some gamers and Twitch streamers were definitely steamed. Valve blamed the account takeovers on a “bug,” but the vulnerability seemed more like a critical hole – an authentication pit –...

Free tools to find out if your computer is infected with Hacking Team malware

Free tools to find out if your computer is infected with Hacking Team malware

Rook Security offers Milano, a free tool to scan your PC for any possible Hacking Team malware infection. Facebook offers osquery to detect Hacking Team’s Remote Control System on OS X. Lookout has mobile covered and can detect...

Extramarital affairs may not have been secrets even before Ashley Madison hack

Extramarital affairs may not have been secrets even before Ashley Madison hack

37 million married cheaters may be worried since Ashley Madison was breached and customer data may be released if the hackers' demands aren't met, but a security pro warned, “your affairs were never discrete” because “Ashley Madison...

UK surveillance helicopter police act like paparazzi, tweet then delete celebrity photo

UK surveillance helicopter police act like paparazzi, tweet then delete celebrity photo

Did the National Police Air Service abuse its surveillance authority by tweeting a picture of UK comedian Michael McIntyre? McIntyre was in public, but was it an invasion of privacy or a breach of data privacy laws?

Future of Space after Pluto: 3D-printed moon base on far side of the moon?

Future of Space after Pluto: 3D-printed moon base on far side of the moon?

It's prime time for NASA's New Horizons and Pluto, but ESA’s Director General says the future is a 3D-printed village on the far side of the moon before potentially 3D-printing a base on Mars.

Did hackers remotely execute 'unexplained' commands on German Patriot missile battery?

Did hackers remotely execute 'unexplained' commands on German Patriot missile battery?

Oh good, just what we need, vulnerable weapon systems being breached. It was reported that hackers gained access to a German Patriot missile battery and issued 'unexplained commands.' Yikes! Whether the story is pure FUD or a truth...

Hacking Team gets hacked hard

Hacking Team gets hacked hard

The Italian Hacking Team, which sells surveillance malware, was breached by unknown attackers who dumped 400GB of pilfered company data.

Team GhostShell hacktivists dump data from US universities and hundreds of sites

Team GhostShell hacktivists dump data from US universities and hundreds of sites

The hacker group GhostShell is back, claiming to have access to billions of accounts, trillions of records, hacking sites and dumping data to show that governments, educational institutions and other sites still have shoddy...

Malwarebytes offers pirates amnesty, free license keys for premium MBAM product

Malwarebytes offers pirates amnesty, free license keys for premium MBAM product

If you used a keygen or crack to activate a license for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware premium product protection, then hurry up and jump on Malwarebytes Amnesty program to get a legit key for MBAM premium as it's only being offered for a...

Google's first vertical Street View lets you ascend 3,000 feet up Yosemite's El Capitan

Google's first vertical Street View lets you ascend 3,000 feet up Yosemite's El Capitan

Forget Apple's El Capitan for moment as Google's first vertical Street View takes you 3,000 feet up Yosemite National Park's El Capitan granite monolith.

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