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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Furby Connect: the glitch who stole Christmas?

Some parents report that the talking Furby Connect failed to thrive on Christmas Day.   ***Updated with statement from Hasbro at 2:53 pm, December 28.***   For many a child this year,…

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Ukraine investigates possible new cyber attack on energy grid

You could be affected even if hackers are not to blame for the blackout.    It was just about midnight on December 17 in Kiev, Ukraine. Suddenly, the lights in an area…

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A year in the life of a cybersecurity news reporter

  One year ago, Archer News was born—my chance to share with you what is happening in the mostly invisible digital world.  You may not see it, or know it’s there, but…

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Are you a cyber crook’s guinea pig—or the next target?

Online criminals use some countries as testing grounds to see if they can take their attacks big time.   You don’t need to watch out for this scam, do you—an ad…

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Restoring your files “the nasty way” & other new ransomware tactics

How cyber crooks are trying to get you to pay, through guilt, honor & fear.   “Heck, no, I won’t pay!’ you say as you see the ransom note appear…

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