Hackers in your power tools & other unexpected places

You might think working with power tools in your garage is pretty much the opposite of all that high-tech computer stuff. You don’t have to worry about passwords or hackers…

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Hospital pays ransom to get computers back

The CEO says the hospital gave $17,000 to attackers who took control of their system through malware. Ten days of a computer freeze at a Los Angeles hospital are over,…

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Holding your doctor & your records hostage

Hospitals may need to give themselves a check-up after hackers take over a computer system and demand ransom. “Miracles happen here,” says the website belonging to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center…

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Taking cuts in the IRS line

A new company says it will wait on hold with the IRS for you, for a small fee. You can hire someone to stand in line for you for Black Friday,…

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Crooks turned to flowers for Valentine’s Day

You may have been thinking about roses for your sweetie for the holiday. The bad guys focused on florists, too. Sunday was the Super Bowl for flower sellers—Valentine’s Day, what some say…

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Warning on new kind of ATM attack

Why you may want to check the cables before you use an ATM. If you want to eat at one of Portland, Oregon’s famous food carts, you may want to bring cash….

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