Scambuster Jim Browning got access to a tech support scammer's computer and was able to find out his real name and monitor his communications with his boss and colleagues. He spooked them so much that it looks like they shut down operations, at least temporarily. I love Browning's laconic, bored-sounding voice as he talks to the increasingly panicked scammer.
There's something relaxing about the immensely satisfying Scammer Payback series where he strings along some scammer while wiping their computer in the background. It's amazing how long the scammer is willing to stay engaged when they think the old lady is driving to a store to buy gift cards to "give back" thousands of dollars… READ THE REST
Ben is host of the BTC Sessions YouTube channel. He appears to be knowledgeable about Bitcoin, so he was the wrong guy to try to cheat, as this scammer learned. The scammer, going by the name of Susan Williams, told Ben via instant message that he could double his money in 24 hours if he… READ THE REST
I love this. When you get a scam email, forward it to email@example.com and a bot will keep the scammer busy emailing back and forth with it, giving the scammer less time to rob gullible humans. Introducing Re:scam – an artificially intelligent email bot made to reply to scam emails. Re:scam wastes scammers time with… READ THE REST
If there's one thing chief executives from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson down to Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump could agree on, it's that the need for top-notch security and protection can't be underestimated. That's a very silly way of letting you know that this Presidents' Day, you can tighten up on your… READ THE REST
Have you ever shattered a piece of licorice? No, really…candy can shatter. If a Red Vine has become old and stale, it will literally explode into a thousand tiny red shards if you smack it against a hard surface. And that's practically all it takes to make a standard-issue Apple Lightning cable explode as well.… READ THE REST
If you want to learn how to create video games, either for mobile or on a PC, the perfect place to start learning is through Unity game development. And, you definitely won't be the first to take that route. In fact, over half of all mobile games running today originally started from development in Unity,… READ THE REST