Scam Alert #21 — Lockdown App & Bitcoin Baron

School’s out for the summer, but teachers are getting ready for school shootings in the fall with a new lockdown app. This and more in this week’s scam alert. Watch…

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The hack is coming from inside your chest

New research shows how bad guys can get in through a security hole in pacemakers & other heart-saving devices.   A man with a backpack, standing near the ring of security around…

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What you need to know about ‘Gooligan’

  Your phone could be secretly downloading apps behind your back, thanks to a new kind of malware.   Your phone may be cheating on you. Downloading secret apps and…

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What is encryption?

Everybody’s using it—good guys, bad guys, the government. Even you, though you might not know it. But what is encryption? “Encryption is a fancy word for garbling up a message or…

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What is a password manager?

You have too many passwords already. And now you hear you’re supposed to have a different password for each account. How on earth will you remember them all? The answer?…

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Do these things to shop scam-free this week & beyond 

These steps will help you stay safe while shopping in the stores or online.   Someday soon, you will be able to snooze off the third helping of turkey on your couch…

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