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.

$60 DIY car hacking device is an inexpensive and easy way to hack cars

Steve Wozniak on AI: Will we be pets or mere ants to be squashed our robot overlords?

Steve Wozniak on AI: Will we be pets or mere ants to be squashed our robot overlords?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak predicts a 'scary' future when artificial intelligence takes over from humans. It will be 'very bad for people,' but will we be pets to our robot overlords or mere ants to be squashed?

Tech-savvy NYPD cop allegedly hacked NYPD computer and FBI database to run a con

Tech-savvy NYPD cop allegedly hacked NYPD computer and FBI database to run a con

An NYPD auxiliary cop was busted for installing electronic devices in an NYPD Traffic Safety Office; one was a hidden camera in a cable TV box that he would check before using the other to remotely access a police computer and then...

Darknet's Evolution drug marketplace poofs along with $12 million in bitcoins

Darknet's Evolution drug marketplace poofs along with $12 million in bitcoins

Another high stakes bitcoin heist may have happened on the deep web as Evolution Market, the biggest drug marketplace on the darknet, vanished; users and vendors are out for blood, blaming the admins for stealing about $20 million in...

Gamers targeted by TeslaCrypt ransomware: $1,000 to decrypt games, mods, Steam

Gamers targeted by TeslaCrypt ransomware: $1,000 to decrypt games, mods, Steam

Gamers are being targeted by crypto-ransomware for the first time. TeslaCrypt encrypts and holds over 50 game-related files -- both single player and multiplayer games, Steam and game development software -- for a ransom of about...

Wikimedia fights for fundamental right to privacy, sues NSA over mass surveillance

Wikimedia fights for fundamental right to privacy, sues NSA over mass surveillance

'Bring it,' Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told the NSA as Wikimedia fights for the fundamental right to privacy by suing to stop NSA mass surveillance.

Physics researchers map where to run and hide during a zombie apocalypse

Physics researchers map where to run and hide during a zombie apocalypse

Cornell University researchers presented “You Can Run, You Can Hide: The Epidemiology and Statistical Mechanics of Zombies” and created a zombie susceptibility map, Zombie-town USA, which simulates a zombie infestation based on how...

Email warned would-be FBI surveillance program whistleblower of retaliation

Email warned would-be FBI surveillance program whistleblower of retaliation

An email warned a would-be FBI surveillance program whistleblower that reporting abuse of authority could bring down the retaliation hammer on the agent, even though that's illegal. A Senate committee heard testimony today about the...

Mobile World Congress: Bye-bye passwords, hello to biometric authentication in a blink

Mobile World Congress: Bye-bye passwords, hello to biometric authentication in a blink

Biometric solutions at Mobile World Congress move us closer to killing off passwords. Fujitsu announced a prototype smartphone that authenticates a person via iris recognition; the new ZTE Grand S3 uses eyeprint authentication scans...

UK researchers shatter world record by hitting 5G speeds of 1Tb per second

UK researchers shatter world record by hitting 5G speeds of 1Tb per second

UK researchers smashed the previous 5G record and holy smokes the new one is fast! Imagine being able to download 1Tb per second on your smartphone or tablet!

200 virtual line jumpers exploited 'technical backdoor' to score Burning Man tickets

200 virtual line jumpers exploited 'technical backdoor' to score Burning Man tickets

Nearly 80,000 people were waiting in a virtual line queue to purchase 40,000 Burning Man 2015 tickets. About 200 techies allegedly 'exploited' a backdoor in the ticketing system to cut in front of other Burners in line and buy the...

Mall security guards allegedly misuse CCTV to stalk women and share 'sleaze file' photos

Mall security guards allegedly misuse CCTV to stalk women and share 'sleaze file' photos

Security guards in Australia's Westfield Sydney shopping center are accused of stalking women via the mall's CCTV before tagging, saving and sharing secret 'sleaze file' photos.

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