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How to safely sanitize phones, computers during coronavirus pandemic

by: Steve Sbraccia Posted: Apr 2, 2020 / 05:32 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 2, 2020 / 06:47 PM EDT RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Sanitizing surfaces that are frequently touched is one of the top recommendations agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are making to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, electronics like computers and phones are …

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Ransomware attacks are on the rise, cybersecurity experts say

by Steve Sbraccia Posted: Feb 27, 2020 / 06:09 PM EST / Updated: Feb 28, 2020 / 10:36 AM EST RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — It’s an electronic kidnapping attempt that’s netting criminals tens of billions of dollars a year worldwide say, according to cybersecurity experts. It’s called a ransomware attack. It can affect the computer systems of individuals, small …

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Wake County leaders trying to get out in front of wave of ransomware attacks

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As hackers’ attacks impact local governments and other entities across the country, Wake County leaders took a closer look Monday at efforts to detect threats and mitigate their effects. Bill Greeves, the county’s chief information and innovation officer, told county commissioners about training employees receive in identifying risks and how his …

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Your Car is Spying on You

Did you know your car is spying on you? It knows where you’re going, how fast you’re going there, what you’re listening to, and more! Where is your personal data going and who’s getting it? Tune in to CBS 17 after Superbowl LIII to learn more.

Facebook may be gathering data thanks to popular ’10-year challenge’

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Facebook users are being swept up in the latest on-line trend called the “10-year challenge.” People will post side-by-side then-and-now photos, but some say there’s a dark side to it. Facebook is the ultimate “Big Brother” surveillance device. Those using it readily participate in feeding its enormous appetite for data without realizing …

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