What the big Verizon data breach — with exposed PINs! — means for you

  Your PIN is meant to be private — a personal identification number that lets you in to your bank account and other places where you need protection. So when…

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More Millenials are falling for tech support scams

This generation may be tech-savvy, but not always wise to the wily ways of online scams.    Ten years ago, your typical tech support scam victim was someone like Harold. Seventy years old,…

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Should you care if the FBI is spying on your browser history?

The battle over “browser spying” and “mass hacking” by law enforcement.   Does it matter if law enforcement gets a peek at what you’re searching online? Privacy advocates say yes. They’re…

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Inside the takedown of a multimillion dollar used phone & laptop scheme

Customers celebrate now that the notorious sell-us-your-used-electronics company is shut down.    The employee yelled as he drove by. “F—k you!” he screamed through the open car window. That was his answer…

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What is IoT?

IoT stands for the ‘Internet of Things.’ It means you can start your washer, with your phone, from work. Your fridge will notify you when you are running low on…

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Who will fight off the next generation of cyber attackers?

Hacking contest tries to spark kids’ interest in defending the world’s critical infrastructure.   The Treasure Hunt is about to begin. The crown jewels of this hunt are your water…

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