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Author: Derek Kortepeter

Derek Kortepeter is a graduate of UCLA and tech journalist that is committed to creating an informed society with regards to Information Security. Kortepeter specializes in areas such as penetration testing, cryptography, cyber warfare, and governmental InfoSec policy.

Kodi media player faces cryptomining campaign

The Kodi media player has long been suspected to harbor malware, and a new cryptomining campaign is verifiable evidence that…

Apparel-seller Shein suffers data breach after ‘criminal cyberattack’

Women’s clothing seller Shein said its computer networks were attacked during the summer, resulting in a breach of customer data.

Port of San Diego suffers cyberattack

With major systems taken down, the Port of San Diego is rushing to get its network infrastructure in a functional…

Washington D.C. police CCTV hacker pleads guilty

The cyberattack that hit Washington, D.C., and left the Metro Police’s closed-circuit cameras in disarray has led to a guilty…

Pegasus malware spreading at an alarming rate

The Pegasus malware is the best friend of governments looking to infringe on the rights of activists and other human…

A boost for anonymity: Tor browser for Android unveiled

The Tor browser, a staple for desktop Internet users who want to remain anonymous, is finally available in an alpha…

Severe zero-day exploit found in NUUO CCTV cameras

NUUO CCTV cameras are facing a serious security incident thanks to a one-two punch of a backdoor and buffer overflow…

Microsoft Patch Tuesday has fix for current exploited vulnerability

Microsoft Patch Tuesday always has important vulnerability fixes, and this latest version of the monthly event is one you cannot…

Misconfigured MongoDB account puts 200,000 files at risk

A huge misconfiguration mistake allowed anyone with Internet access to get their hands on important data within a MongoDB.

Firefox Nightly, other browsers, take aim at Symantec certificates

Symantec certificates are now the scourge of the tech world for good reason. See what Silicon Valley is doing to…