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Avoid Student Loan Relief Scams by Spotting These Red Flags

President Joe Biden and the US Department of Education are slated to begin implementing a long-awaited student loan forgiveness program but, ahead of the plan’s roll-out, many borrowers may be targeted by malicious actors with an agenda. Biden’s relief program would extend the ongoing student loan payment freeze until Dec. 31, canceling up to $20,000 in …

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MP Bites Into Raw Brinjal In Parliament

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Ransomware Continues to Dominate Cyberattacks, Verizon Report Says

Ransomware continued to dominate cyberattacks in 2021 as attackers focused on making quick money by locking up data, rather than stealing it. Attacks involving ransomware, which involves malicious code scrambling the data on a victim’s computer, increased 13% for the year, equaling the rise of the previous five years combined, according to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report. As part …

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How to Set Up and Use Google Pay

Google Pay is a digital wallet that’s tied to your Google account. You can use it to send or request money with friends (kind of like Venmo), use it in apps to pay for things and use it at a store or restaurant with an Android phone or watch running Wear OS. But perhaps the real reason to use Google …

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A Year After Colonial Pipeline, Threat of Ransomware Attacks Looms

What’s happening Saturday marks the first anniversary of the ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline’s operations. Why it matters Colonial was forced to pay millions of dollars in ransom to get its billing system unlocked, though some of that was later recovered. Its operations were shut down for five days, and gas prices jumped on the East Coast as …

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Ransomware Attacks Surged to New Highs in 2021

Ransomware attacks are getting more frequent, more successful and more expensive. Sixty-six percent of the organizations surveyed by Sophos for its annual State of Ransomware report admitted that they were hit with a ransomware attack last year, up from 37% in 2020. And 65 percent of those attacks were successful in encrypting their victims’ data, up from 54 percent the year …

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Apple Launches Do

What’s happening Apple is posting repair manuals and selling parts for the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and the 5G iPhone SE. Later this year, it will expand to new Mac computers, too. Why it matters Letting people repair their own device could help the environment as well as people’s pocketbooks. What’s next The Right to Repair movement is pushing to …

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Google Says Search Got Much Better at Identifying Spam Sites Last Year

Google Search caught six times more spam sites in 2021 than it did in 2020, according to a Webspam report published by Google on Thursday. The Alphabet subsidiary lauded its AI-based spam-prevention system called SpamBrain, which it said has helped keep “more than 99% of searches spam-free.” SpamBrain has helped prevent users from clicking to harmful sites that might inject …

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Chrome Web Store Gets New Badges to Help People Find Good Extensions

It’s now easier to find the best Chrome extensions thanks to new badges Google is currently rolling out.  In a blog post Wednesday, Google said that both the Featured badge and the Established Publisher badge will help give users assurance in extensions they’re installing on to Chrome. The Featured badge will be given to extensions that follow Google’s technical best …

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Filing Taxes at the Last Minute? Watch Out for These Scams

There are just days to go before this year’s tax deadline, but you aren’t alone if you haven’t filed yours yet. Lots of people put off the tedious and potentially expensive chore. Thanks to Emancipation Day, which is observed in Washington, DC, procrastinators have until April 18 to get their paperwork in. But as Monday creeps closer, you might actually be starting …

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