Scam Alert #13 — Despacito hacked & digital “Beanie Babies”

Online attackers have hit a range of targets, from one of the smallest countries in the world to the most popular song video on the planet. We have the latest scams and trends…

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Inside the takedown of a multimillion dollar used phone & laptop scheme

Customers celebrate now that the notorious sell-us-your-used-electronics company is shut down.    The employee yelled as he drove by. “F—k you!” he screamed through the open car window. That was his answer…

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What is IoT?

IoT stands for the ‘Internet of Things.’ It means you can start your washer, with your phone, from work. Your fridge will notify you when you are running low on…

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Who will fight off the next generation of cyber attackers?

Hacking contest tries to spark kids’ interest in defending the world’s critical infrastructure.   The Treasure Hunt is about to begin. The crown jewels of this hunt are your water…

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What is ransomware?

You already have the sense that ransomware is not something good. Someone is going to have to pay ransom—and it could be you. “Ransomware is software that locks away our digital information and holds…

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What is a DDoS?

You may be asking two questions—“What is a DDoS?” and “How do you say it?”  First, the easy answer. The experts say “dee-doss.” And now that this word is showing up…

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