How hard is it to find security holes (like Equifax’s)?

How hard is it to find security holes — like the one Equifax had — in your computer system? Not as hard as you might think, according to some security…

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The Internet has a new cat

New site offers up just this — the sound of a kitty purring.   I’ve been listening to the “Intercat” purr for an hour now. He’s curled up, his head…

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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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Surviving the new global ransomware attack

A quick look at what you need to know.   You probably remember the news about WannaCry, a ransomware that hit the world in May and shut down hospitals and…

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Students turning to computer attacks to shut down finals 

Tech-savvy college students are pummeling their school systems to disrupt testing.   It’s a time of high stress.  Finals week, when you need to show everything you have — or have…

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What is multi-factor authentication?

  It’s a mouthful — “multi-factor authentication.” What does it mean and why should you care about it? First of all, it’s kind of like a password on steroids. It’s…

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