How often should I turn off my phone?

You ask — we answer! This question from our #AskArcher show is about smart phones — how often should you completely turn yours off? See the answer here:     How often…

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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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The Russians may have hacked your Yahoo account

A grand jury has indicted Russian intelligence officers & hackers for attacking Yahoo e-mail accounts.   All this talk of Russians hacking the election. It turns out, they may have…

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Hard questions for CloudPets after kids’ data exposed

Senator sends letter demanding answers about what happened & how in a data breach potentially affecting 800,000 people.   It was a fluffy toy with a terrible secret—a leaky database…

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Crash testing your connected stuff—before you get hacked

A consumer group is checking to see if products & apps keep you safe online.   If you need a new vacuum, you might go to Consumer Report to see which one has the…

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Hack my dust

As tiny “smart dust” computers become reality, some worry criminals—or companies—will invade your personal space.   You just stepped on one. And there could be another one in your left nostril. …

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