Following the dark path of drug dealers on the dark web

How investigators took down two dark net powerhouses.   Let’s say you sell illegal drugs on the Internet. Maybe fentanyl, a powerful painkiller that’s lead addiction, overdoses and death. You…

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What you need to know about ‘Gooligan’

  Your phone could be secretly downloading apps behind your back, thanks to a new kind of malware.   Your phone may be cheating on you. Downloading secret apps and…

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What is encryption?

Everybody’s using it—good guys, bad guys, the government. Even you, though you might not know it. But what is encryption? “Encryption is a fancy word for garbling up a message or…

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What is a password manager?

You have too many passwords already. And now you hear you’re supposed to have a different password for each account. How on earth will you remember them all? The answer?…

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Do these things to shop scam-free this week & beyond 

These steps will help you stay safe while shopping in the stores or online.   Someday soon, you will be able to snooze off the third helping of turkey on your couch…

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Not your dad’s Nigeria scam

Scammers change their tactics to get your money—and succeed.   You could spot a Nigeria scam if you saw one, right? Take this suspicious e-mail that showed up in my inbox this…

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