Scam Alert #25 – Gang arrests & cities under attack

They called you. They e-mailed you. They stole your credit card numbers. Now high-ranking members of an alleged hacker gang are under arrest and indictment. This and more in this…

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What happens when a company goes belly up with your kids’ data?

When a company goes bankrupt, you could lose money—and your private information.   Jenna’s husband works in pipeline construction, and it keeps him away from home for months at a time….

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Backlash for popular cybersecurity company after Russian hack controversy?

Some Americans are talking about dropping Kaspersky computer security products over fears of Russian government connections.   Andres is removing the Kaspersky Lab security software from his computer. The former software…

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Your meat may be vulnerable, researcher says

Investigation finds vulnerabilities in the machines that process beef, chicken, fish & other foods.   Enjoying that burger, that drumstick, that salmon filet? There’s a chance it was processed by…

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Your new reality—how crooks can hijack your augmented world

As augmented reality becomes a part of your life, researchers warn security gaps could hurt you in the real world.   You get a message on your phone. “Battle is…

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What is a VPN?

You’ve probably seen the letters “VPN” in the news lately. Could stand for a lot of things—“Vodka Party Night” is one of them, according to Urban Dictionary. But the VPN…

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