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'Tis the season to be fraud-y: Cyber Monday's a holiday for hackers too

Don't lose your head amid all the wonderful deals. Online crooks are counting on you to let your digital guard down on Cyber Monday.

By November 29, 2015

Editors' Take

Skarp Laser Razor

Skarp's Laser Razor raised $4 million on Kickstarter, then got yanked. Is it a scam?

By November 23, 2015

MSRP: $289.00


5 signs that awesome coupon is probably fake

No. 1: It's way too awesome to be real.

By November 25, 2015


Smart coffee makers are still way too dumb

Here's why the promise of smart coffee brewing hasn't arrived yet and won't anytime soon.

By November 14, 2015


Third man arrested over TalkTalk hack as Vodafone reveals cyberattack of its own

Vodafone is the second British telecommunications company in two weeks to be on the receiving end of a serious hack.

By November 2, 2015


Kickstarter darling Pirate3D flounders, delivers less than half of 3D printers ordered

The Buccaneer 3D printer was a major crowdfunding success in 2013 but two years on, the company has owned up to having bitten off more than it could chew.

By October 15, 2015


Woman gets dumped, discovers fiance left her for an online scammer

Technically Incorrect: In a tale of deep humanity, a woman discovers that her man has fallen not for a new love, but for a fake. It's what she did next that might be most surprising.

By September 15, 2015


You can look, but Ashley Madison information is hard to verify

When it comes to unmasking people who used the adultery website, it's hard to trust the information that was posted online by hackers.

By August 19, 2015


IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

By August 31, 2014


Tablet Tuesday: Get a Google Nexus 9 for $287.40

One of the "best tablets of 2014" is finally on sale -- but not for long. Plus, yesterday's movie-freebie deal: not dead yet?

By July 28, 2015