Hacking your smart stick & TV for money

You notice glitches in your favorite show. And you’re feeling some heat.  It could be a sign of many things, but add this one to the list — cyber crooks…

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Unlocking your phone after you’re dead—using your fingerprints

Death may not stop police from getting you to unlock your phone from the grave. It is a first for a biometrics lab in Michigan. They are recreating a dead…

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Could Pokemon Go cheaters threaten your cybersecurity?

Some say the rise in “location-spoofing” could lead to more GPS attacks on cell towers, drones and more. It’s not enough to play the game. Some fans of Pokemon Go are cheating their…

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“Airbnbeware”—warning about hack on people at vacation rentals

Researcher sounds alarm about how attackers could ruin your stay this summer. From the U.S. to Spain to Russia, you’ll find Wi-Fi in homes you rent through Airbnb and other…

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Trying to get more followers? It could cost you

Researchers find some new apps offering more friends & views are scams. Some people can just ask for more connections on social media and then watch the numbers rise. “i…

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Lessons from a guy who was hacked

What you need to do to keep your site from the same fate. Hackers won’t take down my site, you say. I’m small potatoes—the cyber crooks want big payloads like the Democratic National…

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