A computer expert who allegedly hacked into the in-flight systems of airplanes to expose security flaws could face prosecution. The FBI claims he also hacked into a jet and commandeered a flight.
One in six Starbucks customers now use mobile pay, many with auto-reload linked to their bank account, which automatically replenishes their Starbucks funds, when they get low. But hackers have managed to drain some customer’s account balances, and worse.
KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that Xfinity public WiFi may automatically connect you to its public network without your knowledge, even at home.
CNET’s Tim Stevens has more on who is vulnerable and how to protect yourself.
The operator of a defunct “revenge porn” website that posted stolen nude photos has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Los Angeles.
The nation’s second-largest health insurer said Friday that for two years it will provide credit monitoring, identity theft repair assistance if someone experiences fraud, and identity protection designed specifically for children. The services are available to all current and former customers since 2004.
After a huge hack, Anthem is warning about “phishing” scam emails that are targeting people it insures or has insured in the past.
Millions of smartphones and tablets let you use a fingerprint in place of a password. But it’s becoming easier for hackers to create fingerprints with photos and widely available software.
The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony.
It’s time for that post-Christmas bargain hunting, but there are some warnings for people shopping on Friday.