Global “ransomware” attack may have dirty secret 

Some researchers say it’s really designed to seek and destroy, not to grab your money.   The newest may not be ransomware at all, according to some researchers. Some say the malware…

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The lurker in your MRI machine wants money, not your life

Investigators find attackers setting up basecamp in medical equipment using new, stealthier techniques.   ***Updated on 2-27-17 with comments from Michael McNeil of Philips***   If you get an MRI…

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Tattling tech: Your heart can give you away in a court case

Police are now using pacemaker data to verify your alibi. But what if someone hacked your data to frame you?   Your pacemaker can keep you alive. And now it may also…

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Fake news can poison your computer as well as your mind

Bad guys are “actively & aggressively” targeting your desire to click on questionable stories, experts say.   You want to believe it’s true—that headline claiming the politician you hate is…

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Unhappy parents file class action lawsuit over tech toy Christmas flop

Attorney says tech toys need to work as advertised and ”with a certain degree of ease.”   Two wildly popular, high-tech, furry robot toys. Two very similar scenes on Christmas morning….

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Latest Ukraine cyber blackout shows attackers are progressing

  It seemed clear from the beginning, she said. The newest big blackout in Ukraine in December 2016 was no accident. “That was not like a failure. Failure happens in…

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