Archer News Scam Alerts

We gather alerts, warnings and info to help you stay safe from the cyber sharks in your digital world. Find out what’s happening behind your back — or sometimes right…

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Scam Alert #12 — Brainwave hacks & Groupon fakers

Can cyber crooks hack your brain?  Maybe not your actual grey matter (not yet, anyway). But they can get into the machines that measure your brainwaves and do some nasty business….

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How often should I turn off my phone?

You ask — we answer! This question from our #AskArcher show is about smart phones — how often should you completely turn yours off? See the answer here:     How often…

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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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