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Telephone Scammers Get Tricky By Recording “Yes,” Using It Against You

What’s old is new again. In the days before the internet, scammers frequently weaponized the telephone, but now, that’s considered old school. While telephone scams still exist, they’re not nearly as common ...

Privacy Concerns Over Microsoft Data Sharing

Microsoft hasn’t been making many friends, thanks to its rather invasive data collection policies. In fact, the sheer amount of data the company collects on you via Windows 10 is nothing short ...

In-App Purchases By Kids May Get Refunded By Amazon

Amazon has been in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission since 2014 for not warning parents that the free apps they let their kids play with can be used to authorize ...

Hacking Over WiFi Threat Prompts iOS And Android Updates

If you use either an Android or Apple smartphone, which describes approximately 100% of the world’s smartphone-using population, then you’ll want to pay close attention to the security updates that both Google ...

Will Your Laptop Battery Last As Long As They Say?

If you have a laptop, you’ve probably noticed that your laptop’s battery doesn’t seem to last as long as the manufacturer says it will. Maybe you just figured you were a power ...

Surveillance Spyware Originally Found On iOS Now Targeting Android

In 2016, security firms Lookout and Citizen Lab identified a dangerous new type of malware, dubbed Pegasus, that surfaced in the iOS ecosystem. The software was developed and sold by the NSO ...

Still Using Google Talk? Google To Turn Service Off

Google made a valiant effort to unify the world of internet chat with the release of Google Talk. Unfortunately, the other companies operating in that space were not interested in playing nice. ...

Latest iOS Update Helps Protect Against Ransomware

Recently, digital security firm Lookout spotted an innovative new kind of malware they dubbed Scareware. Targeting Apple mobile devices, it makes the user believe he or she has been the victim of ...

New Kirk Ransomware Uses Star Trek As Its Theme

Who says hackers don’t have a flair for style? Security searchers at Avast, makers of a popular antivirus software, have stumbled across a new strain of ransomware that utilizes a Star Trek ...

Newer Processors Ineligible For Security Updates On Windows 7, 8

Are you one of the holdouts still running Windows 7 or 8? If so, you should know that if you upgrade your processor to the very latest, you will no longer be ...