Scam Alert #5 – Stealing your phone number & fake keypads

How hard is it for someone to steal your phone number? Not as hard as you might think. And once they get it, they can use it to intercept your messages and…

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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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How to prepare for Election Day Internet attacks 

Take steps now so cyber attacks don’t disrupt your vote and viewing of results. Chaos. Confusion. No way to reach sites with the info you want. That could be your…

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Used tech company owner may be planning to flee with gold bar stockpile, attorneys say

The man behind a massive used phone scheme is accused of violating court orders.   “Returned to sender.” That’s the stamp on hundreds of boxes of used phones, now on…

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How can you tell if you’ve been botted?

The search for answers about your devices & botnets that attack the Internet. You saw the news after the massive cyber attack on October 21—people’s home devices, like routers and cameras,…

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