Surviving WannaCry ransomware — for beginners

What you need to know to protect yourself when you don’t know much about computers.   You really don’t want this to be you — the guy or gal who just…

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New Trump hotel attack shows giant security gap in how you pay with plastic

Malicious hackers may have hit Trump’s credit card payment system a second time, and in the same way. It used to be that you worried a thief could steal your credit…

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Digital ‘stay off my lawn’ could be putting you at risk, experts say

How criminals—or even people just looking for some illegal peace and quiet—could use jammers to bring down parts of America’s infrastructure. It was a quiet day in church. Except for…

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Tales from the inside: how employees got busted trying to take the goods

Is your co-worker pulling off cyber info heists at the desk right next you?  She was a technical writer for a company, and put in long hours. The problem is,…

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How random are ‘random’ lottery numbers?

Tech experts explain how someone can rig the system for big payouts. It was supposed to be a random draw. But back in 1980, someone injected latex paint into some of…

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Wanted by the FBI: ransomware, dead or alive

Federal agents ask for help in tracking down “suspects” on the loose. You can call him, “Samas.” He is one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted right now. But…

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