Scam Alert #14 —- Facebook hoax & fake stress relief

With Facebook in the news — and in hot water — hoaxers are out in full force.  This warning, plus a fake stress relief app and a way to feel your e-mail in 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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What is malvertising?

Malvertising is “malicious advertising”—bad ads that can infect your tech. And unfortunately, the “Mad Men” behind this toxic advertising have found easy ways to poison your computer—you can get an infection…

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What is a firewall?

You have many firewalls in your life, from computers to cars.  They are designed to do the same thing—protection. “A firewall is a wall that keeps the bad things out,…

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The Internet turned on itself in Friday’s big attack

When computers could not get through, they kept trying, adding to the massive Internet traffic jam.   You may have tried to get onto Twitter. Or Netflix. Or Amazon. But…

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