Scam Alert #9 – Secret text messages & peeping on kids

You may want to check your phone bill for secret text messages that you didn’t send. Plus, find out how some schools may have made it easy for peepers to…

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The Vermont non-hack: what went wrong, what went right

  It was the last day before New Year’s weekend at Vermont’s Burlington Electric Department, just a few hundred yards from icy Lake Champlain. An employee checked personal e-mail on a company laptop,…

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What you need to know about the D-Link router & camera lawsuit… even if you don’t own a D-Link device

A watchdog agency is suing the company for allegedly tricking customers.   ***Updated with new statement from D-Link***   If you bought a D-Link router, you might think it had high-level security….

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Do you trust your doctor to take care of your data?

Why some patients are losing trust in the health care cybersecurity—and how that could change how much you pay for care.              The patient hesitated. Eric—not his real name—had come…

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We interrupt this Christmas due to technical difficulties

A trio of tech toys fizzled out for some kids on the big day.   ***Updated with responses from Spin Master & PullString***   It was one of the hottest—and hardest…

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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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