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Biggest software leak in iPhone history revealed. Are you really at risk?

Software and hardware design leaks are nothing new. And for big tech companies like Apple, they're almost inevitable. The latest Apple leak that's making...
Happening Now February 12, 2018

Your Smart TV can be hijacked by hackers and is collecting your data

Having a smart TV is one of the great benefits of modern technology. However, if you own one of these smart televisions, you need...
Happening Now February 9, 2018

Chrome support scam could seriously cost you big time

We all understand that ads are necessary. They help pay the bills and keep us from having to pay for access to certain websites....
Happening Now February 8, 2018

Flaw in popular VPN service reveals user location and Wi-Fi name

A VPN is a good way to boost your online security and privacy. It’s also a good way to hide your internet tracks from...
Happening Now February 8, 2018

Another Facebook hoax is making the rounds...don't fall for it

Kids trying to have a laugh with prank calls have always been corny but no harm was intended. Pranks and hoaxes still happen to...
Happening Now February 7, 2018

Does your state let you access police body camera video?

Incredible advances in technology over the past couple of decades have impacted all of us in different ways. It's even impacted police officers across...
Happening Now February 7, 2018

How to deactivate your Facebook account without deleting it

In case you didn't know, Facebook usage is starting to slow down. The company said that it's doing something to fix the problem. In...
Happening Now February 6, 2018

North Korea stole billions worth of Bitcoin last year

Have you been paying attention to the Bitcoin phenomenon? I'm sure that you've at least heard of it since it started hitting extremely high...
Happening Now February 6, 2018

Bug in popular Chrome extension exposes private information

More than 22 million people use it to make sure their documents, posts and data are grammatically correct. But a newly discovered bug could...
Happening Now February 5, 2018

How cybercrooks are using your LinkedIn profile to steal your info

LinkedIn is a popular tool for professionals and businesses. Jobseekers and companies use it for building a vast network of connections. However, in the...
Happening Now February 5, 2018

What in the world is WannaMine and how do you stop it?

The biggest malware attack last year was the WannaCry ransomware strain that affected over 400,000 across 150 countries worldwide. However, a malware attack called...
Happening Now February 4, 2018

Equifax still trying to make up for historical data breach

Most likely, you or someone you know was negatively impacted by the massive Equifax data breach that was reported last year. That's because 143...
Happening Now February 4, 2018

Warning! This Netflix scam could empty your bank account

Netflix has nearly 100 million subscribers worldwide, and I'm sure you're one of them or know someone who is. That's what makes this so...
Happening Now February 3, 2018

Cybercrooks are using this new scheme to spread ransomware

Ransomware quickly rose to become the current biggest software security threat out there. One thing about ransomware that's so appealing to cybercriminals is its...
Happening Now February 3, 2018

Update now! Mozilla patches critical Firefox flaw

Have you tried the latest version of Mozilla's web browser called Firefox Quantum yet? It is definitely a big step forward in the right...
Happening Now February 2, 2018

If you have a Mac, please don't use this antivirus program

Apple's MacOS is known to be one of the more secure operating systems out there but hackers are starting to victimize iMacs and MacBooks...
Happening Now February 1, 2018

ATM "jackpotting" scam hits the U.S.

Aside from ATM skimmers, there’s another banking threat that can potentially hit banks across the U.S. and drain huge amounts cash off ATMs. The...
Happening Now January 31, 2018

Fitness trackers may be compromising top secret U.S. military bases

The growing popularity of these activity tracking apps and devices is a sign of our willingness to share even the minute details of our...
Happening Now January 30, 2018

Windows users must do this one thing right now to deal with the dangerous Spectre chip flaw

With hardware and software vendors scrambling to issue patches and fixes to protect consumers from the massive chip flaws Spectre and Meltdown, it hasn't...
Happening Now January 29, 2018

Google's new tool lets you block annoying ads

I’m sure you’ve encountered shopping reminder ads before. These can follow you around online for weeks! Although they're not malicious, everyone knows they can...
Happening Now January 28, 2018