Stories by Darlene Storm

  • Are your calls being intercepted? 17 fake cell towers discovered in one month

    You wouldn't likely know if you are under cell phone surveillance, but you would if you were about to make a call and your phone displayed an unencrypted connection warning that states, "Caution: The mobile network's standard encryption has been turned off, possibly by a rogue base station (IMSI Catcher'). Unencrypted calls not recommended."

  • Feds issue bulletin warning about malicious 'Google dorking' cyber actors

    If you are good at research by using Google searches, does that make you a malicious cyber actor? Of course not, but DHS, FBI and NCTC (National Counterterrorism Center) have issued a bulletin warning about malicious "Google dorking" cyber actors. If using <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/gwebsearcheducation/advanced-operators">advanced search techniques</a> on Google or Bing is considered suspicious, what does that make <a href="http://www.shodanhq.com/">Shodan</a> users who specifically target SCADA, ICS, VoIP, routers, switches, webcams and printers to name but a few?