Scam Alert #25 – Gang arrests & cities under attack

They called you. They e-mailed you. They stole your credit card numbers. Now high-ranking members of an alleged hacker gang are under arrest and indictment. This and more in this…

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When hackers go for the safety alarm at a plant

You see it in the movies — evil hackers taking over nuclear plants and factories and setting off explosions. In real life, attackers aren’t doing that. But they’re inching closer….

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Scam Alert #3 — Coin hacks & fake Netflix emails

Watch your wallet — your digital wallet, that is.  Thieves are taking a liking to Bitcoin and other crypto coins, and they’re draining online wallets of your crypto cash. We…

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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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