Ms. Smith

Ms. Smith (not her real name) is a freelance writer and programmer with a special and somewhat personal interest in IT privacy and security issues. She focuses on the unique challenges of maintaining privacy and security, both for individuals and enterprises. She has worked as a journalist and has also penned many technical papers and guides covering various technologies. Smith is herself a self-described privacy and security freak.

Hackers can remotely control, hijack a Segway MiniPro hoverboard

Hacker allegedly stole $7.4 million worth of Ether in 3 minutes

Hacker allegedly stole $7.4 million worth of Ether in 3 minutes

A hacker allegedly stole $7.4 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether in three minutes during CoinDash's Token Sale.

Elon Musk’s top cybersecurity concern: Preventing a fleet-wide hack of Teslas

Elon Musk’s top cybersecurity concern: Preventing a fleet-wide hack of Teslas

Elon Musk discussed his top security concern, preventing a fleet-wide hack of Teslas, and the AI threat to humanity.

White House released voter-fraud commenters' sensitive personal information

White House released voter-fraud commenters' sensitive personal information

The White House published voter-fraud comments, including voters' sensitive personal information.

Hackers again stole guests' credit card data from Trump Hotels

Hackers again stole guests' credit card data from Trump Hotels

Trump Hotels admitted that hackers stole credit card and other sensitive data about guests who stayed at 14 Trump properties; the third-party reservation booking system was breached.

Kaspersky Lab denies leaked emails prove it has been working with Russia’s FSB

Kaspersky Lab denies leaked emails prove it has been working with Russia’s FSB

Bloomberg says leaked emails prove Kaspersky Lab has closer ties to Russia than the cybersecurity firm has acknowledged. Kaspersky claims that is not true.

Smart home device calls cops during domestic dispute

Smart home device calls cops during domestic dispute

A smart device is being credited for potentially saving a life when it misheard what was said, took it as a command and called the cops.

Trump, Putin discuss forming an ‘impenetrable Cyber Security unit’

Trump, Putin discuss forming an ‘impenetrable Cyber Security unit’

Following reports of Russia hacking U.S. power plants, Trump said he and Putin discussed creating an "impenetrable Cyber Security unit" to guard against election hacks.

Gunshot detector automatically turns on stingray surveillance devices

Gunshot detector automatically turns on stingray surveillance devices

A proposed gunshot detection system automatically turns on stingray surveillance devices to identify and track 'perpetrators of gun crime,' but it raises privacy concerns.

Photobucket replaces millions of images with 'ransom demand'

Photobucket replaces millions of images with 'ransom demand'

Photobucket eliminated its free embed image service and replaced millions of images with a "ransom demand."

Kaspersky offers to turn over source code to U.S. government

Kaspersky offers to turn over source code to U.S. government

The CEO of Kaspersky Lab offered to turn over source code to the U.S. government to prove Kaspersky Lab is not in bed with the Russian government.

500 Startups cofounder Dave McClure tells women: 'I'm a creep. I'm sorry.'

500 Startups cofounder Dave McClure tells women: 'I'm a creep. I'm sorry.'

Dave McClure of 500 Startups apologized for making advances toward “multiple women in work-related situations;” he says he is a creep and he is sorry.

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