Scam Alert #8 — Baby cams & fake news

Pull the plug on this baby cam, researchers say.  And learn how to fight fake news right in your own home. Here’s your latest scam alert:     Baby monitor…

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The trail you leave online

It may be time to treat your personal information as if it were cash.   The e-mail came in from a friend, with the subject line “easy stuff.” “Yo! I’ve found a…

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Computer guy who sabotaged his own factory heads to prison

  In the old days, you might need a forklift or a load of TNT to do big damage at the factory where you worked. Not any more. The former IT specialist for a…

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The lurker in your MRI machine wants money, not your life

Investigators find attackers setting up basecamp in medical equipment using new, stealthier techniques.   ***Updated on 2-27-17 with comments from Michael McNeil of Philips***   If you get an MRI…

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Tattling tech: Your heart can give you away in a court case

Police are now using pacemaker data to verify your alibi. But what if someone hacked your data to frame you?   Your pacemaker can keep you alive. And now it may also…

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Fake news can poison your computer as well as your mind

Bad guys are “actively & aggressively” targeting your desire to click on questionable stories, experts say.   You want to believe it’s true—that headline claiming the politician you hate is…

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