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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Someone’s playing games with your critical computer systems

    You may worry about your phone getting hacked. But for people running a factory or a power plant, a computer attack could mean your city is blacked out,…

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How hard is it to find security holes (like Equifax’s)?

How hard is it to find security holes — like the one Equifax had — in your computer system? Not as hard as you might think, according to some security…

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How anonymous are you when you drive?

How anonymous are you when you drive? Now technology can pinpoint not only where your car is, but exactly who is driving — a fingerprint of you behind the wheel….

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Could you click on a link & cause a power outage?

Could you click on a link and cause a power outage? Not directly. But a cybersecurity company says clicking on links in trick e-mails has indeed allowed malicious hackers to break…

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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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