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Scam alert: BBB warning on text messages after woman sent full SSN
Scam alert: BBB warning on text messages after woman sent full SSN Protect Your Computer & Data May 18, 2017
A never-before-seen text message scam could put a local woman’s financial history in jeopardy. BBB on new text scam: Take…
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue Mobile & Electronics May 10, 2017
Worried about net neutrality going away? You've got to make your voice heard. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality means…
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room Travel March 22, 2017
Taking just a few pictures of your hotel room could help police fight sex trafficking. Traffickers often post photographs of…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics March 21, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. Almost everything you…
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN Mobile & Electronics March 13, 2017
The criminals just keep on getting more and more advanced in their ability to compromise your expectation of mobile privacy.…
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes Cars March 10, 2017
Think your data is totally protected when you're using Uber? Think again... Read more: 7 things I wish I knew…
These smart devices will protect your home, save you money and make your life a lot easier
These smart devices will protect your home, save you money and make your life a lot easier Car Technology March 8, 2017
If you've ever left your apartment, condo, house or 'tenement on wheels' (courtesy of Chevy Chase) wondering whether you closed the…
The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing
The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing Money & Credit February 23, 2017
If you're using online tax-prep software to file your returns, I want you to be sure you don't do it…
Beware of this fake Netflix app that gives criminals access to your device
Beware of this fake Netflix app that gives criminals access to your device Mobile & Electronics February 17, 2017
There's a fake Netflix app making the rounds that promises free access to this otherwise paid streaming service. But beware…
Report: 76 iOS apps put users at risk of data interception by hackers
Report: 76 iOS apps put users at risk of data interception by hackers Mobile & Electronics February 14, 2017
A new report from mobile security company Sudo Security Group reveals 76 iOS apps show vulnerabilities which could allow hackers…
FBI: Child predators are using popular app to chat, exchange photos with teens
FBI: Child predators are using popular app to chat, exchange photos with teens Mobile & Electronics February 9, 2017
An app that's widely available and free for download has caught the attention of federal investigators. The app “Yellow” is…
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private Mobile & Electronics February 3, 2017
Some old Facebook scams are making the rounds again! If you see a status update about Facebook coming for your photos…
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account Mobile & Electronics January 26, 2017
If you're worried about hackers gaining access to your Facebook account, you should be. Any time you log in to…
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer Mobile & Electronics January 13, 2017
A new variation of ransomware has been turned loose and it's even more capable of locking up your computer from…
RECALL: 41 models of Toshiba laptops pose fire and burn threat because of battery
RECALL: 41 models of Toshiba laptops pose fire and burn threat because of battery Mobile & Electronics January 4, 2017
Toshiba has expanded a recall first issued in March 2016 after continuing reports of the battery packs in its laptops…
7 ways to protect your money, even from your own bank
7 ways to protect your money, even from your own bank Money & Credit December 30, 2016
When it comes to protecting your money, we're typically talking about protecting it from criminals, like identity thieves who steal your…
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk Mobile & Electronics December 15, 2016
Yahoo was hacked again -- and this time, it involves a lot more accounts. 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked The…
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked Mobile & Electronics December 8, 2016
In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet…
This hidden tool will help troubleshoot your PC
This hidden tool will help troubleshoot your PC Mobile & Electronics November 16, 2016
If you’re frustrated because your computer is running slow or crashing all the time, there’s a hidden Windows tool that…
Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection Guide
Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection Guide Mobile & Electronics November 15, 2016
Protect Your Computer Malware (short for malicious software) is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer without your consent.…
11 ways to protect your money when doing mobile banking
11 ways to protect your money when doing mobile banking Mobile & Electronics October 21, 2016
In our increasingly digital age, criminals are always looking for the new frontier of cyber-theft and they think they've found…
10 most virus-prone online celebrity searches
10 most virus-prone online celebrity searches Mobile & Electronics October 13, 2016
Comedian Amy Schumer tops a new list of the most dangerous celebrities in cyberspace, according to anti-virus software company McAfee.…
Did Yahoo give government officials access to every user’s emails?
Did Yahoo give government officials access to every user’s emails? Protect Your Rights & Identity October 5, 2016
Yahoo Inc is responding to a report released by Reuters claiming the tech company 'secretly built a custom software program to search…
AT&T stops spying on broadband customers
AT&T stops spying on broadband customers Mobile & Electronics October 3, 2016
Tired of your ISP spying on you? Now one of AT&T's major spying initiatives is going away...and you might just…
Security warning: Public cell phone charging station
Security warning: Public cell phone charging station Mobile & Electronics September 13, 2016
There are times when the low battery symbol on your cellphone can seem like a real emergency. More and more public…
Study: Parents have no clue what their kids are actually doing online
Study: Parents have no clue what their kids are actually doing online Mobile & Electronics August 29, 2016
 It's become the norm these days to see teenagers, and even young kids, constantly staring at their smartphone, tablet or some…
Scam alert: Robocalls for lower interest rates
Scam alert: Robocalls for lower interest rates Scams & Rip-Offs August 2, 2016
Read more: Most people who ask can get late fees waived, interest rates lowered How To Get a Lower Interest…
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus Protect Your Identity July 28, 2016
When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it…
How to recover emails from a Gmail hack
How to recover emails from a Gmail hack Scams & Rip-Offs July 28, 2016
Read more: Easy way to know if your account has been compromised Why you need to turn paper statements back…
Should you take the free Windows 10 upgrade?
Should you take the free Windows 10 upgrade? Mobile & Electronics July 18, 2016
Read more: Free Windows 10 upgrade e-mail is a scam Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection Guide  
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