Other stories about Security & Privacy

Warn the kids about perverts targeting them using pop stars

Celebrities hold a special place in the hearts of kids and teens. That's why it's bad news that perverts are creating fake celebrity social...
Happening Now April 24, 2017

Top app has been spying on users and lying about it for years

Around 40 million people use this app each month. But should you trust it? New reports suggest a practice called "fingerprinting" was used to...
Happening Now April 24, 2017

Whatever you do, don't open these email attachments - They're hiding ransomware!

One of the scariest forms of ransomware has resurfaced in a scary new spam email campaign. Right now, there could be emails in your...
Happening Now April 24, 2017

Your online banking password is not as secure as you think!

Think your online banking password is as tough as they come? Think again. This new report suggests these passwords aren't as strong as they...
Happening Now April 23, 2017

Court rules cellphone caused brain tumor

It's been debated for years. Does holding up a cellphone next to your head cause medical issues, namely, brain tumors? There have been several studies....
Happening Now April 22, 2017

These 20 popular router models are major security risks!

Is one of these routers in your home right now? If so, it's a hotbed of unpatched security bugs! These flaws make it possible...
Happening Now April 22, 2017

Headphones secretly spying on everything you hear

Amazon Alexa is spying on everything we say, Visio's smart TVs are spying on everything we watch, but there's another snoop you probably don't...
Happening Now April 21, 2017

Thousands of hotels hit by massive credit card breach - Was your data stolen?

If you've stayed at a hotel within the last eight months, there's a good chance your credit card information has been stolen. Financial systems...
Happening Now April 20, 2017

Gunfire detection technology used to alert police in Fresno shooting

Three people were killed in Fresno, California, on Tuesday. As tragic as that was, it could have been worse. When the gunfire erupted, police...
Happening Now April 20, 2017

Watch out! This stealthy phishing scam fools even the most cautious web users

I've taught you how to be careful online, and with good reason. This scam is one of the sneakiest I've seen, and if you're...
Happening Now April 19, 2017

New "Brickerbot" malware attacks insecure Wi-Fi networks and smart home gadgets

Home Wi-Fi networks and smart home gadgets pose risks. This is why: A new form of malware has been found, and it's designed specifically...
Happening Now April 19, 2017

Watch out for these sham ads spreading on Facebook

Despite many promises to combat fake news, Facebook has been caught red handed. A slew of hoax ads have been spreading around, fooling millions...
Happening Now April 18, 2017

iPhone thief steals over 100 phones - You won't believe how he was caught

What would you do if you lost your iPhone? Or worse, if it was stolen? That's what happened to more than 100 people when...
Happening Now April 18, 2017

Cleveland Facebook Live Shooting: Don’t fall for these fake pages

The murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. was uploaded to Facebook for millions to see. In the wake of this horrific tragedy, hundreds have...
Happening Now April 17, 2017

Leaked malware threatening Windows users everywhere

This is bad news! Malware used by the NSA to hack into computers has been leaked, and threatens to wreak havoc on Windows users...
Happening Now April 17, 2017

This encrypting ransomware is the web's biggest threat!

Ransomware was the biggest digital threat of 2016, with nearly $1 billion paid in ransom by victims. Now there's a new form of ransomware...
Happening Now April 16, 2017

If you see this hook in a toilet, LEAVE and report it

Wow! I've told you about some troubling things in the past, but this story trumps them all. People are being spied on in one...
Happening Now April 15, 2017

Inmates build PCs, tap prison network to steal IDs and credit cards

Usually, the police are trying to catch cybercriminals and put them behind bars. But this time, the hackers committing the fraud were already in...
Happening Now April 14, 2017

Smartphone motion sensors can reveal your security PIN to hackers

Think of all the things you do with your smartphone. Texting, email, browsing the web, banking, checking the status of your income taxes, etc....
Happening Now April 14, 2017

Watch out! Fake text messages from your "bank" can drain ALL your money

When an alert pops up from your bank, you pay attention. That's what scammers are counting on! This text message from your "bank" is...
Happening Now April 13, 2017
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