Lisa Vaas

Lisa has been writing about technology, careers, science and health since 1995. She rose to the lofty heights of Executive Editor for eWEEK, popped out with the 2008 crash and joined the freelancer economy. Lisa has written for Naked Security, CIO Mag, ComputerWorld, PC Mag, IT Expert Voice, Software Quality Connection, Time, and the US and British editions of HP’s Input/Output.

3 Stories by Lisa Vaas

Orange hacked. 800,000 French customers have their personal data stolen

French telecom firm Orange says that it lost nearly 800,000 customer details.

The good news: Orange says the passwords can’t be used.

The bad news: we don’t have a clue what that means. Were they encrypted? Were encrypted passwords salted and hashed? Orange isn’t saying.

Lisa Vaas reports.

How to pry your file out of the FBI’s grasp

One animal rights advocate has become so savvy at piecing together the FBI’s surveillance tactics, the agency has freaked out and requested seven years just to puzzle out whether releasing the documents he’s after will threaten national security.

Lisa Vaas reports.

US agency smashes innocent computers, TVs and even mice to squash itsy-bitsy malware infection

The technology-befuddled agency – ironically enough, one in charge of promoting economic development in underperforming US regions- unleashed its misguided malware eradication program over the course of a year and to the tune of $2.7 million in taxpayer money.

Lisa Vaas reports.