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Hackers spreading malware through digital copies of 'Fire and Fury'

Cybercriminals are constantly changing the way malware is delivered. Phishing emails and text messages have been a popular technique recently. But these types of...
Happening Now January 25, 2018

Creepy or cool? New browser to spy on your kids' online activity

A new web browser claims to help you spy on your kids’ online activity. The browser allows you to view what they’re doing in...
Happening Now January 24, 2018

W-2 scams you need to know about before you do your taxes

Three things are for sure; death, taxes and scammers! Tax season is prime time for scammers and they are tricking even major companies. What...
Happening Now January 23, 2018

Bad malware ads are hijacking good websites

We’ve all been there, surfing a website when an ad pops up and there’s no way to close it. Then when you try to,...
Happening Now January 23, 2018

Newly discovered Mac malware slips through anti-virus programs

Most Mac users think that their computer is immune to viruses. But that's not true. This new type of malware proves Macs are at...
Happening Now January 21, 2018

Fake Spectre-Meltdown patch infects your computer with more malware

The biggest news out of the tech world is the discovery of the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities that affect almost gadget out there....
Happening Now January 20, 2018

FBI warns against 'virtual kidnappers'

Hopefully, the closest you ever come to a kidnapping/ransom scenario is on a movie screen. Just the thought of having to deal with a...
Happening Now January 19, 2018

New mobile malware is straight out of a Hollywood spy movie

As technology gets updated constantly, guess what gets regular upgrades, too? Yep, malware tools. Malware makers and black hat hackers are skilled programmers themselves...
Happening Now January 18, 2018

These 4 malicious Chrome extensions are infecting more than half a million users

Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world for many reasons. One of them is the assortment of third-party extensions you can...
Happening Now January 18, 2018

Scammers targeting your critical data in this tricky Netflix attack

Online streaming services are super popular now that so many Americans are cutting the cable cord. Netflix is one of the leading services with...
Happening Now January 18, 2018

If you receive this link, DON'T open it: Scary "text bomb" will cause your device to crash

We're always warning you about the latest activity from cybercriminals. That's because it's important to know what new attacks look like and how to...
Happening Now January 17, 2018

New ransomware strain attacks your cloud email

We typically think that ransomware only attacks local computer files like your documents, photos, and email archives. Cloud email services should be immune, right?...
Happening Now January 16, 2018

iPhone tracks your every move unless you use these privacy settings

Smartphones are amazing and have changed our lives for the better. We can do so many things with these handy gadgets that you probably...
Happening Now January 15, 2018

Amazon purchases that could flag you with TSA

You probably know that Amazon is the largest online retailer and you can find almost anything imaginable to purchase. Unfortunately, counterfeit products are a...
Happening Now January 15, 2018

Wi-Fi security overhaul coming with WPA3

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently unveiled a new Wi-Fi security standard that will succeed the now-vulnerable WPA2 standard. This new standard will bring key enhancements...
Happening Now January 14, 2018

Loyalty points and gift card scams are on the rise

Gift cards are a super convenient way to show someone that you care. They are great gifts for the people in your life who...
Happening Now January 14, 2018

New Intel flaw allows hackers full remote access to network computers

You’ve probably heard about the massive chip flaws that affect every gadget out there, right? Well, now there’s another Intel weakness that reportedly gives...
Happening Now January 12, 2018

Windows chip flaw patch is crashing some PCs, making them unbootable

Bad news for Windows users. Microsoft’s January patch for the Meltdown chip flaw was found to be conflicting with antivirus software, causing PCs to...
Happening Now January 12, 2018

Beware of this tricky Costco scam

Cybercriminals had a banner year in 2017. Massive data breaches, DDoS and ransomware attacks dominated the headlines. No matter which type of attack the...
Happening Now January 11, 2018

Dangerous Netflix phishing scam strikes again. Can you spot the problem with this fake email?

Online streaming services are super popular now that so many Americans are cutting the cable cord. Netflix is one of the leading services with...
Happening Now January 10, 2018