Scam Alert #26 — WhatsApp trap & shady phone employees

Don’t trust every message you get on WhatsApp. People can hack you with fake messages — and in some cases, it’s deadly. This, plus shady phone company employees on the job,…

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Scam Alert #11 — Fake peepers & video game scams

You get a message from someone who says they made a compromising video of you doing something indelicate. Do you pay the blackmailer? See this and more — Facebook, video game scams &…

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Scam Alert #10 — Stealing bones & hacking robots

Going in for an ultrasound, mammogram or X-ray? You might think your medical images are private. But researchers found security gaps that let bad guys steal your images — and…

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Should I pay for antivirus protection?

We’re answering your questions about security. Here’s one from our #AskArcher show. “Should I be paying for my desktop computer to have virus protection? Or is there anything free available?”…

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Scam Alert #9 – Secret text messages & peeping on kids

You may want to check your phone bill for secret text messages that you didn’t send. Plus, find out how some schools may have made it easy for peepers to…

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Scam Alert #8 — Baby cams & fake news

Pull the plug on this baby cam, researchers say.  And learn how to fight fake news right in your own home. Here’s your latest scam alert:     Baby monitor…

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