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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.

How the IT community is affected by Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre are causing massive panic among the general population and creating a large…

Killer sex: Robot hack could pose fatal dangers to users

As absurd as the idea of a murdering sex robot may sound, this is one…

Facepalm! Most still practice bad cybersecurity methods

The more things change, the more they stay the same. A new survey shows that…

Spider ransomware: The new malware harassing the Balkans

Spider ransomware is just like the arachnid it is named for: It tangles your computer…

Triton: A malware that may very well be the new Stuxnet

Seven years after being hit by Stuxnet, parts of the Middle East are under attack…

Case closed: Mirai botnet creators plead guilty

Mirai ran rampant last year, but those behind the malware won’t be creating new havoc…

Microsoft issues patch for critical Windows flaw

Microsoft has issued a fix for a critical Windows flaw. Left unpatched, the exploit is…

Keylogger discovered on HP Notebooks, company issues patches

Use an HP Notebook? This will concern you: A built-in debugging code left by accident…

Google issues critical patches for Nexus, Pixel devices

Google has issued patches for Nexus, Pixel, and Pixel 2 phones, closing some holes that…

Satori botnet about to cause a whole lot of trouble worldwide

Meet Satori, the newest variant of the destructive Mirai botnet, which seems to have a…