Global “ransomware” attack may have dirty secret 

Some researchers say it’s really designed to seek and destroy, not to grab your money.   The newest may not be ransomware at all, according to some researchers. Some say the malware…

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Give a naked selfie, get a loan

College students are signing up for ‘revenge porn’ in order to borrow money in China, reports say. Li Li needed cash. She chose one of the online lending groups in…

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Who’s watching the gate? Spies steal Democrats’ info on Trump

Experts describe the battle between spies and DNC researchers as ordinary citizens doing hand-to-hand combat with trained military officers. That sinking feeling—when you realize everything secret you’ve said for the past year…

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How crooks are pulling off Brazil Olympics scams

What tricks are targeting fans and even casual observers of the 2016 Games in Rio? The official web site of the Rio Olympics counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to…

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Finding your perfect password

How do you come up with new, safe passwords now that your current ones are probably for sale on the black market? The barista pauses for a moment before he steams his pitcher…

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Denied! Cyber attack on the rise & you may be an unwitting accomplice

Bad guys are using your connected things to make money—and make your life more annoying/frustrating/inconvenient. You’d like to relax with a movie on Friday night, but the movie won’t load. You’d…

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