I hate to waste time. Ideally, my time should be spent with family, friends, pursuing investments, exercising, reading, sleeping, on the computer, or on a host of other things that are productive, including helping others.
After my Twitter account got viciously hacked in February, I bid a fond farewell to 200,000 followers, and with it: my sanity, self-respect and good judgement... all of which were in short supply to begin with.
Keanu Reeves recently had a home intruder: a woman. It was 4:00 am when she got into his home and plopped in a chair. The 40-something nut-job told the movie star she was there to meet with him. He nonchalantly called 911. Police took the woman into custody.
What was once a problem for a small group of content creators -- movie studios and record companies -- is now a pain point for all of us. In a digital era where stealing movies or music is met with a shrug, violating the privacy of classmates is just the next logical step.
There's one born every minute. Many scammers use the names of valid lottery organizations, but this doesn't mean the legit entities are involved. The latest con is to tell someone they won a Powerball jackpot while planning on stealing their identity.
Summertime is here -- and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. Here are some key scams to watch out for this summer.
Passwords with less than eight characters are the easiest to crack, especially if they include a proper noun or a word that's in a dictionary. Hackers especially love passwords of all one character. Lose the "ilovedogs" password please.
It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.