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WASHINGTON Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg does. FBI Director James Comey too. Should you? What they do is cover their laptops’ webcams – sometimes with just a piece of opaque tape – preventing hackers from activating the built-in cameras and spying on them. Maybe in their rooms. Hackers do this by using a type of malware, or …

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is looking for some good hackers. Selected high-tech specialists will attempt to hack the public web pages of the Department of Defense as part of a pilot program to find and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Defense officials outlined the plan on Wednesday, but had few details on how it would work, what …

If you ever get a phone call from a company offering to help you with computer issues, beware – this is almost certainly a scam designed to scam you in some way or another. This type of scam has been around for several years now and is commonly referred to as the “Microsoft Phone Scam” …

Officials at the Yorkshire-based chain told buyers their bank details were safe, but warned them to avoid emails or phone calls from the company. Brave new world: the modern scourge of hacking arrives at traditional Bettys tearooms Hackers have stolen thousands of details from customers of Britain’s best-known tea shop chain. Online shoppers around the …

Author Dan Coughlin, former Plain Dealer columnist and longtime Channel 8 sports presenter, has slowly built a new book, chapter by chapter, of stories from his decades spanning Cleveland sports. He doesn’t have a name yet for the sequel to “Crazy, With the Papers to Prove It” and “Pass the Nuts”, but a good candidate …

But anonymous hackers have overtaken the web. Anonymous has been around for almost a decade. It’s even hard to call it a group – insiders who have spoken publicly about the organization describe it more in terms of each individual mission. “It’s an anarchist collective of self-sufficient individuals,” wrote a hacker who responded to an …