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.

Government may tap into your IoT gadgets and use your smart devices to spy on you

Hackers breach DOJ, dump details of 9,000 DHS employees, plan to leak 20,000 from FBI

Hackers breach DOJ, dump details of 9,000 DHS employees, plan to leak 20,000 from FBI

Hackers social engineered access to a DOJ portal, allegedly downloaded 200GB of data, dumped a DHS staff directory with over 9,000 employee listings and claimed a leak of 20,000 FBI employees are next.

Hackers claim to have hijacked NASA's Global Hawk drone; NASA says not true

Hackers claim to have hijacked NASA's Global Hawk drone; NASA says not true

AnonSec claims it hacked NASA and took control of a Global Hawk drone to crash it in the Pacific; NASA says it's not true.

Going dark debunked: Boundless surveillance opportunities via the Internet of Things

Going dark debunked: Boundless surveillance opportunities via the Internet of Things

Harvard report blows FBI’s ‘going dark’ argument against encryption out of the water as overall surveillance opportunities are brighter than ever and will even grow. In part, that’s thanks to the Internet of Things.

No, Israel's power grid wasn't hacked, but ransomware hit Israel's Electric Authority

No, Israel's power grid wasn't hacked, but ransomware hit Israel's Electric Authority

Ransomware via a phishing attack hit Israel Electric Authority, not the power grid, but it still freaks out the world as the incident is misreported as a 'severe cyber attack' that morphed into an attack that took out the Israeli...

US invokes 'national security' to stop sale of Philips LED unit to Chinese

US invokes 'national security' to stop sale of Philips LED unit to Chinese

Since when is the sale of an LED company a matter of national security?

Worst, most common passwords for the last 5 years

Worst, most common passwords for the last 5 years

The worst, most common passwords for the last 5 years.

Silencing dissent? IAB blocks Adblock Plus from internet advertising conference

Silencing dissent? IAB blocks Adblock Plus from internet advertising conference

The Interactive Advertising Bureau un-invited Adblock Plus from its annual advertising conference, a move Adblock Plus said is to keep dissenting voices from being heard.

Hackers took over Director of National Intelligence's phone and personal email

Hackers took over Director of National Intelligence's phone and personal email

Hackers flying under the banner of Crackas With Attitude took over Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's Verizon My FiOS account and forwarded all his calls to the Free Palestine Movement.

Tesla can self-park now, but can be summoned to self-drive coast-to-coast in 2 years

Tesla can self-park now, but can be summoned to self-drive coast-to-coast in 2 years

The newest OTA updates allow a Tesla owner to tell their car to park itself via a 'Summon' feature on a smartphone, meaning it can automatically open and close the garage, and self-drive to meet the owner at the curb; yet Elon Musk...

Bug in Silent Circle's Blackphone let attackers remotely control device

Bug in Silent Circle's Blackphone let attackers remotely control device

A vulnerability in Silent Circle's privacy-focused Blackphone let attackers remotely take over the device's modem to send and receive texts, dial or connect calls, change call IDs, set call forwarding, force conference calls and more. ...

Ransom32: First-of-its-kind JavaScript-based ransomware spotted in the wild

Ransom32: First-of-its-kind JavaScript-based ransomware spotted in the wild

A new JavaScript-based ransomware spotted in the wild uses Node.js to infect victims, meaning Windows, Linux and Mac users could be affected; Ransom32 is being sold on dark web as ransomware-as-a-service.

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