Scam Alert #17 — Bank sneakers & hacker arrests

It’s like a modern version of the movie “Sneakers.” Hackers stole more than $20 million from banks in Mexico. And across the world, the FBI helped take down one of the alleged…

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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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Judge orders arrest warrant for head of used tech scheme

Investigators say he may have swiped $90,000 in jewelry, coins & collectibles.   It was supposed to be full of treasure—a safe deposit box under the name David Kruchin at Nevada State Bank in…

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Six-year-olds can write computer programs

How Hour of Code is teaching kids to control the computers than run their connected world.   You need to help Hiro—a small cartoon cube—make his way around Box Island…

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Don’t buy these two toys, consumer groups say

Groups file a complaint over toys they say are risky for your kids.   She’s not just a doll, she’s a real friend, the company says. Some might call her a real spy….

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