Someone’s playing games with your critical computer systems

    You may worry about your phone getting hacked. But for people running a factory or a power plant, a computer attack could mean your city is blacked out,…

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Keep your criminal paws off my smart TV

Some smart TVs could be even more vulnerable to ransomware, research shows.   You just want to watch your show.  But you’re fumbling with the remote and spilling your popcorn…

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You can fight robocallers… with your own robot

How “hang on, there’s a bee on me” is defeating scam telemarketers at their own game.   “Roger” just woke up from a nap, so he’s a little out of…

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When robocallers pretend to be real

Watch out for “Can you hear me now?” robot telemarketers, the Federal Trade Commission warns.   You pick up the phone and hear a pause, then a young woman speaks. “Excuse me, I had a…

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Humans have a ‘black box,’ too

Life-giving technology tells a story after death—a story that can help solve crimes.   Two dark November nights in an Ohio town. Two murders. Two houses stained with blood.  Both victims—both under age 50—shared…

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How to protect yourself from the next big Twitter hack

Take steps now to make yourself less vulnerable to hackers from Turkey or any country.   “Learn Turkish,” the tweet said, along with a Nazi swastika.  And the tweet was…

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