Scam Alert #15 — Big cyber bust & fake Internet stars

Trying to get to your favorite site, but can’t get through? Could be a mass traffic attack. And now the “world’s biggest marketplace” for that kind of attack is shut down, police…

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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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Did cyber ‘ghost’ haunt beauty site?

Undercover criminals intercepted credit card payments at high-end cosmetics store online, the company reported.   For some, it’s a guilty pleasure. They buy ancient Japanese beauty secrets in the form…

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