Scam Alert #17 — Bank sneakers & hacker arrests

It’s like a modern version of the movie “Sneakers.” Hackers stole more than $20 million from banks in Mexico. And across the world, the FBI helped take down one of the alleged…

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What is the deal with keyloggers?

  You ask, we answer! Here’s a new question on security from our #AskArcher show. Audrey asks about keyloggers.  “Here’s my question: for keyloggers, can you get them on your…

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Help for parents after toy company security fiasco

What you can do to protect your kids from risky toys after the VTech settlement.   Before you give your child a connected toy, play with it first. That is Travis…

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Big toy company pays fine for tricking parents & leaky info

VTech will pay $650,000 to the Federal Trade Commission in a settlement over deception, privacy & security.   Remember that toy company that got hacked and allowed attackers access to pictures,…

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How secure are security questions?

You ask, we answer. Here are your questions on security from our Ask Archer show.  The first one involves the questions sites ask you to verify it’s actually you. “How…

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Your year in review — traveling, hacking & spam

Here’s where we went in 2017 — and you came along with us! From Spain to Russia to Peru, with stops to open new video news studios in Portland, Oregon and…

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