Scam Alert #13 — Despacito hacked & digital “Beanie Babies”

Online attackers have hit a range of targets, from one of the smallest countries in the world to the most popular song video on the planet. We have the latest scams and trends…

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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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Surviving the new global ransomware attack

A quick look at what you need to know.   You probably remember the news about WannaCry, a ransomware that hit the world in May and shut down hospitals and…

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Students turning to computer attacks to shut down finals 

Tech-savvy college students are pummeling their school systems to disrupt testing.   It’s a time of high stress.  Finals week, when you need to show everything you have — or have…

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What is multi-factor authentication?

  It’s a mouthful — “multi-factor authentication.” What does it mean and why should you care about it? First of all, it’s kind of like a password on steroids. It’s…

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Judgment day for head of used phone scheme: pay up $42 million 

He earned millions scamming people & now he has to pay it back, says judge.   ***Updated on 5-22-17 at 1:45 pm with new information from the FTC about what…

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