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300 million Apple users at risk of hacks unless Apple pays ransom

Imagine everything that's tied to your Apple ID - all of your apps, music, data in the iCloud, etc. Right now, hackers are threatening...
Happening Now March 22, 2017

Traveling? Here's how to protect your data from searches

Remember the days when you could board a plane without having to take off your shoes at a security checkpoint? These days, it's getting...
Happening Now March 22, 2017

IRS warning! Watch out for these tax-themed phishing and malware scams

April 18 is right around the corner, which means tax-related scams are at an all-time high. As the deadline approaches, crooks are amping up...
Happening Now March 21, 2017

Government bans electronics bigger than phones on flights

Before you pack your bags and head to the airport, there's something you may not be able to take with you. At least, if...
Happening Now March 21, 2017

This USB stick kills PCs, laptops, cars and phones - And it's stronger than ever

USB drives aren't usually considered to be weapons. However, this little drive destroys practically everything in its path. It's tiny enough to fit in...
Happening Now March 21, 2017

Stop doing this one thing to your gadgets - It's a major privacy risk!

It's tempting, I know. But doing this to your smartphones, tablets, computers and even home Wi-Fi network basically advertises your devices to hackers. You...
Happening Now March 20, 2017

Audio ads hit Google Home without warning

Google Home users were shocked recently when they heard the first ever audio ads. Virtual assistants, like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Cortana and Siri...
Happening Now March 19, 2017

U.S. on "red alert" for hacking attacks

Haunting. That's the word being used to describe this new development. America’s infrastructure is on "red alert" for its national security, but not for...
Happening Now March 18, 2017

Is this website really CNN? This scam is fooling thousands of consumers

Scammers aren't always trying to install malware on your computer. Sometimes the schemes are more straightforward and easy to fall for. The problem is...
Happening Now March 17, 2017

Can you spot the spy cam on this ATM? Scammers are betting you can't

Spy cams are getting so small that you won't even believe this. There's a camera hidden in this ATM machine that scammers are using...
Happening Now March 17, 2017

33 million Americans affected by massive online data leak

Names, email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, job titles and more have all been leaked online for more than 33 million Americans. Is your name...
Happening Now March 16, 2017

Popular messaging app users could have been hacked with a single photo

More than 1 billion people use this app to send private communications. Probably because the app promises that the messages will be encrypted. But...
Happening Now March 16, 2017

One cloud account setting you need to change now before you get hacked

Hackers are hitting Apple users with another scam that can go unnoticed if you're not looking carefully. It's a setting you may have established...
Happening Now March 15, 2017

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are getting fooled by this phishing scam

If you think you're too smart to fall for this Gmail phishing scam, think again. The fake emails hackers send to your inbox look...
Happening Now March 15, 2017

Windows security fixes you can't afford to skip

If you've been putting off Microsoft's latest update, stop! There are fixes in this latest patch that we've been waiting on for over a...
Happening Now March 15, 2017

Don't be fooled by this Nintendo Switch scam

As consumers rush out to buy the new Nintendo Switch, cybercrooks are lining up for their chance to scam you. If you fall for...
Happening Now March 15, 2017

Secret Air Force data leaked due to unsecured backup

This data leak is being described as the "holy grail" for spies. Security clearance files as well as gigabytes worth of sensitive information have...
Happening Now March 14, 2017

Why Facebook's fight against data surveillance still falls short

Like most people, I was happy to hear that Facebook was fighting back against data surveillance by updating its Terms & Conditions. But this...
Happening Now March 14, 2017

Latest Google Chrome update patches 9 high severity bugs

More than 1 billion people use Google Chrome on their personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. If you're one of them, your devices are...
Happening Now March 14, 2017

Is your phone on the list of malware-infected Android phones?

Now this is disturbing. Malware has just been found on 38 different smartphone models, and it's not one that's picked up from normal use....
Happening Now March 13, 2017
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