Big toy company pays fine for tricking parents & leaky info

VTech will pay $650,000 to the Federal Trade Commission in a settlement over deception, privacy & security.   Remember that toy company that got hacked and allowed attackers access to pictures,…

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Do driverless cars already have serious security holes?

Security researchers try to get autonomous car makers to focus on safety at every speed. You may like the idea of hopping in a car or bus without a driver and…

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Spy game: Did you just strap a secret listening device to your wrist?

  Attackers may soon be eyeing your smartwatch as a way to get into your business and your bank account, cybersecurity experts say.  That new smartwatch helps you count your…

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‘Ransomwear’: holding your watch and other wearable tech hostage

Will hackers try out ransomware on your smart clothes and implanted medical devices? Your $350 Apple watch is right there on your wrist. But malicious hackers have locked it up with…

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“Victim” sends infectious gift to scammers

Researcher turns tables, gives ransomware to tech support scammers.  If you get a call from a tech support scammer, you might hang up—and shake your head in disgust. But a…

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Why you lie on the Internet, day after day

Can we fix the problem of Privacy Policies and Terms of Service agreements we never read, so we’ll actually stay safe? The dental hygienist raised her gloved hands and turned toward…

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