Aggressive ransomware rages through computers around the world in massive attack

What is happening and what to do about it.   You can watch the map live, as the ransomware some call “WannaCry” attacks computer systems around the world — and close…

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Humans have a ‘black box,’ too

Life-giving technology tells a story after death—a story that can help solve crimes.   Two dark November nights in an Ohio town. Two murders. Two houses stained with blood.  Both victims—both under age 50—shared…

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How to protect yourself from the next big Twitter hack

Take steps now to make yourself less vulnerable to hackers from Turkey or any country.   “Learn Turkish,” the tweet said, along with a Nazi swastika.  And the tweet was…

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The Russians may have hacked your Yahoo account

A grand jury has indicted Russian intelligence officers & hackers for attacking Yahoo e-mail accounts.   All this talk of Russians hacking the election. It turns out, they may have…

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Hard questions for CloudPets after kids’ data exposed

Senator sends letter demanding answers about what happened & how in a data breach potentially affecting 800,000 people.   It was a fluffy toy with a terrible secret—a leaky database…

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Crash testing your connected stuff—before you get hacked

A consumer group is checking to see if products & apps keep you safe online.   If you need a new vacuum, you might go to Consumer Report to see which one has the…

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