Safety & Security

Florida cracked the top 20 states for robocalls in 2019

Robocalls are on the rise and Florida cracked the top 20 for the highest number of calls in 2019. According to a report from the...

Your PC is in danger if you use Windows 7

Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7. That means it will no longer provide updates or security patches for the 11-year-old operating system, and...
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Florida attorney general launches website alerting you to scams

Scammers love Florida. In fact, Florida tops the list for the number of fraud reports made to the Federal Trade Commission. A new state...
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New Norton email scam seeks to steal your money and passwords

An email claiming to be from a trusted computer security company has recently been sent out to people in Southwest Florida by crooks, looking...

FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones owned by Pensacola Air Force base shooter

The FBI has asked Apple to help investigators access two iPhones believed to be owned by a 21-year-old man who killed three sailors in...
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Have you been ‘pwned?’ No one is immune to a data breach

Have you been "pwned?" The website "Have I Been Pwned?" tracks all the accounts hackers could have access to and there are more than nine...
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How to keep apps from getting you and your kid’s information

During the holiday season, many more folks are using electronics such as their smartphones and downloading new apps. So when it comes to keeping the...
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Ring says unauthorized camera access is ‘bad actors’; no hack, but change password

More than 3,000 Ring customers received email notices to change their password, sparking fears of a possible hack. Just last week, WINK News reported a...
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Risk of Christmas tree fires often overlooked

For many of us, the holidays mean celebrations and quality time with loved ones, but all of the excitement and festivities can cause people...
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US government issues new travel advisory for Mexico

Booking vacations is popular at Christmas, but before you do, there is an important travel advisory. WINK News safety and security specialist Rich Kolko shows...

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