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Frightening webcam email looks too real to be a hacker scam

Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new ways to scam people. Some take things as far as using blackmail and scare tactics to trick...
Happening Now March 14, 2019

Deepfake porn videos are now being used to publicly harass ordinary people

Technology is constantly advancing at astronomical speeds, and while that can have a lot of benefits, there are also some dark sides. Recently criminals...
Happening Now January 1, 2019

Kim's Take: Before you shower at the hotel, better check for hidden cameras

Cameras are so small that they can be hidden anywhere, even in the shower of your hotel room. Imagine, you get settled in your hotel...
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Hackers target reputations through review sites

Many people use sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor to leave a bad review, or go to Twitter to let folks know how frustrated they...
Happening Now September 7, 2018

New ransomware threatens to share your private messages, images and browsing history with friends and family

Let's face it, we all have a few secrets we don't want other people knowing about. Many of those secrets are kept in our...
Happening Now July 16, 2017

Popular free photo service now demanding $400 annual fee

Ouch! This really hurts. Millions of people use this service to store their photos. Up until now, the service has been completely free. But...
Happening Now July 6, 2017

Watch out for clever Facebook Messenger scams

There's a terrifying phishing scam spreading now that's specifically targeting Facebook Messenger users. A woman in her 20s was recently targeted, and her reputation...
Happening Now March 24, 2017