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Parents urged to destroy children’s smartwatches because of security concerns Mobile & Electronics November 20, 2017
The Europeans are getting really serious about the threat of smartwatches spying on kids. Should we be concerned here in…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics October 31, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. And of course…
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud Money & Credit October 19, 2017
If the Equifax data breach has taught Americans anything, it's that even the institutions trusted with protecting consumers' most personal…
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Just say no to KRACK — the most dangerous Wi-Fi hack ever discovered Mobile & Electronics October 18, 2017
It's one of the most dangerous tech exploits ever discovered and it can impact any wireless device that accesses a…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again Money & Credit October 12, 2017
Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the…
How to keep your kids safe online
How to keep your kids safe online Mobile & Electronics October 11, 2017
As parents, it's our job to keep our kids safe in our increasingly digital world. So here are some tips…
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue Mobile & Electronics July 12, 2017
Some of your favorite websites might look a little different today, as some of the giants of the Internet come…
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…
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…
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 aremaking 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…
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…
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.…
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 claimingthe 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 lowbattery 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…
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