Scammers are using human farms to steal money online

Scamming humans take over for scam robots who took over for scamming humans.   Lisa Baergen really wants to catch the guy who stole thousands of dollars-worth of stuff the day…

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Stop before you shop: why ‘smart’ things may not make the best gifts in 2016

If you’re going to get one, you may want to take it apart, a cybersecurity expert says.   The hot word in kids’ toys this year is “interactive.”  Your child gets to…

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Watch out for these holiday shopping scams online

Cyber criminals are ready to pounce on the biggest shopping days of the year.   If you shop Black Friday or Cyber Monday this year, you’ll probably be looking for a deal.  The…

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“You don’t know where it’s been” 

New rule could make power companies do a better job of keeping bad guys out of the system.   It’s a classic—the episode of the show Portlandia where a couple asks the waitress if the chicken…

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“Magic” voice editor stirs concern over possible voice fraud & trickery

Developer shows off new system that can make you say sentences you never said.   “I’m magic,” he said with a smile. Developer Zeyu Jin was demonstrating how a new voice editing…

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How to prepare for Election Day Internet attacks 

Take steps now so cyber attacks don’t disrupt your vote and viewing of results. Chaos. Confusion. No way to reach sites with the info you want. That could be your…

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