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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Did you see a poisoned ad on TMZ or other big sites?

You can protect yourself from a rash of malvertising hitting websites and causing problems on people’s computers. The ad looks harmless. It’s for a T-shirt company, showing a shirt with the slogan, “I…

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What would you give away for $5?

Company pays you a few bucks in rewards to let them listen in via your phone’s microphone. You can trade out your privacy for a few dollars. And this company—Symphony…

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Using your body as your password

Your face, your voice, your veins and your eyeballs may not make your accounts more secure, as some claim That pesky snooze alarm, going off again. To turn it off—and…

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CEO fraud may have taken down big fish

This kind of fraud is hitting people across the country, with millions of dollars in losses. Your boss is out traveling. You get an e-mail from him or her, asking…

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‘Secret music’—How bad guys can control your car through the radio & CD Player

Your car is highly vulnerable to hacking, experts say. “Can you hear the secret music?” sings the Scottish music group The Pastels on their 2013 album, Slow Summits. Researchers are finding…

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