Spam Wars — The Revenge of the Last Hope Awakens

Hitting the theater to watch the latest Star Wars movie? It turns out — some Star Wars fans are also crooks trying to get you to bite on their latest…

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You may be a fake follower & not even know it

  Research uncovers secret scheme that takes over your connected devices & uses them to make fake fan accounts.   How do you feel when you find out someone has…

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Stop before you shop: why ‘smart’ things may not make the best gifts in 2016

If you’re going to get one, you may want to take it apart, a cybersecurity expert says.   The hot word in kids’ toys this year is “interactive.”  Your child gets to…

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Watch out for these holiday shopping scams online

Cyber criminals are ready to pounce on the biggest shopping days of the year.   If you shop Black Friday or Cyber Monday this year, you’ll probably be looking for a deal.  The…

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“You don’t know where it’s been” 

New rule could make power companies do a better job of keeping bad guys out of the system.   It’s a classic—the episode of the show Portlandia where a couple asks the waitress if the chicken…

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“Magic” voice editor stirs concern over possible voice fraud & trickery

Developer shows off new system that can make you say sentences you never said.   “I’m magic,” he said with a smile. Developer Zeyu Jin was demonstrating how a new voice editing…

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