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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Ukraine investigates possible new cyber attack on energy grid

You could be affected even if hackers are not to blame for the blackout.    It was just about midnight on December 17 in Kiev, Ukraine. Suddenly, the lights in an area…

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A year in the life of a cybersecurity news reporter

  One year ago, Archer News was born—my chance to share with you what is happening in the mostly invisible digital world.  You may not see it, or know it’s there, but…

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Are you a cyber crook’s guinea pig—or the next target?

Online criminals use some countries as testing grounds to see if they can take their attacks big time.   You don’t need to watch out for this scam, do you—an ad…

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Restoring your files “the nasty way” & other new ransomware tactics

How cyber crooks are trying to get you to pay, through guilt, honor & fear.   “Heck, no, I won’t pay!’ you say as you see the ransom note appear…

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How to tell a real Apple charger from a fake—your life may depend on it

Some sites may lie to get you to buy a counterfeit product.   You might be confused if you try to buy a phone or laptop charger from 24HourChargers. The site…

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