Scam Alert #18 — Sin city security & BMWs hacked

Where is the riskiest place in the U.S. for your phone & password? Las Vegas, according to a new study. See America’s most insecure cities — and how BMWs got…

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Chatting with the White House bot

Why you, too, will end up talking with government bots now or in the future.   Have a question about your Social Security? Want to tell something to your congressperson? Want to…

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More Millenials are falling for tech support scams

This generation may be tech-savvy, but not always wise to the wily ways of online scams.    Ten years ago, your typical tech support scam victim was someone like Harold. Seventy years old,…

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Should you care if the FBI is spying on your browser history?

The battle over “browser spying” and “mass hacking” by law enforcement.   Does it matter if law enforcement gets a peek at what you’re searching online? Privacy advocates say yes. They’re…

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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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