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.

Flight simulator add-on used malware to steal pirates' passwords

Hackers exploit Jenkins servers, make $3 million by mining Monero

Hackers exploit Jenkins servers, make $3 million by mining Monero

Hackers exploiting Jenkins servers made $3 million in one of the biggest malicious cryptocurrency mining operations ever.

Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before it could be fixed

Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before it could be fixed

Microsoft failed to develop a fix within the 90-day disclosure deadline, so Google Project Zero researcher went public with the details of an ACG bypass on Microsoft Edge.

Facebook is sorry for text spamming 2FA users, blamed it on a bug

Facebook is sorry for text spamming 2FA users, blamed it on a bug

Facebook claimed a ‘bug’ was responsible for sending text spam to phone numbers provided by two-factor authentication (2FA) users.

Facebook's free VPN acts like spyware to iOS users in the U.S.

Facebook's free VPN acts like spyware to iOS users in the U.S.

Facebook's new VPN service for iOS users in the U.S. claims to provide security protections, but it also tracks users -- collecting mobile data traffic.

Hackers exploit zero-day flaw in Telegram to mine cryptocurrency

Hackers exploit zero-day flaw in Telegram to mine cryptocurrency

Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a zero-day flaw in Telegram Messenger's desktop client that was exploited to mine cryptocurrency or to install a backdoor.

Winter Olympics hit with cyber attack during opening ceremony

Winter Olympics hit with cyber attack during opening ceremony

Officials confirm that a cyber attack caused issues during the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in PyeongChang.

Equifax hackers may have stolen more data than originally revealed

Equifax hackers may have stolen more data than originally revealed

A document submitted by Equifax to the Senate Banking Committee shows attackers may have also stolen tax ID numbers, additional driver’s license and credit card details, email addresses and phone numbers.

Kaspersky: Accidental DDoS attacks among top threats

Kaspersky: Accidental DDoS attacks among top threats

Kaspersky Lab's Q4 2017 DDoS Intelligence Report found most DDoS attacks were sabotage and attempts to cash in on Bitcoin, but some were accidental attacks.

Internal FBI emails indicate White House lied about support for Comey's firing

Internal FBI emails indicate White House lied about support for Comey's firing

Over 100 internal FBI emails written by FBI managers indicate the White House "was lying" about people in the bureau supporting Director James Comey's firing.

3 leaked NSA exploits work on all Windows versions since Windows 2000

3 leaked NSA exploits work on all Windows versions since Windows 2000

The EternalSynergy, EternalRomance, and EternalChampion exploits have been reworked to work on all vulnerable Windows versions: Windows 2000 -- Server 2016.

Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to combat overtime fraud

Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to combat overtime fraud

In light of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force scandal, the police will use fingerprint scans to clock in and out of work.

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