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Swatting is new cyber crime designed to bring police response to fake incidents (Getty Images)
Swatting is new cyber crime designed to bring police response to fake incidents (Getty Images)
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Was Pasco School Bomb Threat Part of Nationwide Spree?

A bomb threat that resulted in a temporary evacuation of Ochoa Middle School in Pasco Monday could be part of a nationwide threat that's spreading rapidly called 'swatting.'

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WA state Health Care Authority -Obamacare-suffers security breach (Getty Images)
WA state Health Care Authority -Obamacare-suffers security breach (Getty Images)
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State Healthcare Agency (Obamacare) Suffers Data Breach, 91,000 Affected

Although state officials say they have no indication the data ever "left" the state's healthcare system, two employees were fired over 'exchanging' data between two computers, in violation of HIPPA laws.

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Oregon govenment computers sadly obsolete (Getty Images)
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Oregon Government Using Obsolete Computers, Costing Millions

Nobody, or almost nobody, still uses Windows 96 anymore, not many utilize Windows XP. But those programs make those used by government agencies in Oregon look like they're from Back To The Future.

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Robo-Calls Could Be Stealing Your Identity [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Federal Trade Commission says robo-calls are the number one consumer complaint they receive, and these types of calls are on the rise. Experts warn that this kind of call is an early step in a phone fraud scheme that can lead to identity theft. Here's how it works.

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Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely
Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Could Hackers ‘Take Control’ of Your New Connected Car?

More and more we are seeing vehicles on the road that are referred to as "connected," or having direct internet and other digital access.  Whether it's built-in wifi, or other internet features to assist the GPS, performance and other features, the fear of getting hacked as grown considerably.  Especially after recently, two computer experts were able to "take control" of a Jeep Cherokee while their test driver was speeding down the road at 70 miles per hour!

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New data breach law signed into effect in Washington state
New data breach law signed into effect in Washington state (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Signs Data Breach Protection Law

A new, tougher, data breach protection law was signed Thursday by Gov. Inslee. It adds new protections for Washington consumers.

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Microsoft to stop updates, tech support for Windows 2003 products this summer
Microsoft to stop updates, tech support for Windows 2003 products this summer (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Big Microsoft Program Changes Coming This Summer – Watch Out!

We talked with our Local Expert on computers, George Hefter of TCT Computer Solutions recently, about a BIG change coming with Microsoft programs this summer. And it's not a positive one.  As of July, updates and tech support will stop for several programs that are utilized in at least 30 million computers across the U.S. and world - most of them business related, but some in home systems as well.

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New law will ban computerized ticket sales by robot programs
New law will ban computerized ticket sales by robot programs . (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
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Bill Banning ‘Ticket-Bots’ Passes State Senate – Outlaws Computerized Vendor Purchases

We don't always agree with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. But on THIS one, he got it 100% right. The Senate passed the bill, the House already has, and it will soon become a law.

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Walmart suspect -1- (Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers)
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Police Seeking Walmart Computer Theives – Stole Six Laptops

Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are seeking two suspects who are wanted in connection with the theft of six laptop computers from Walmart March 2nd.

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Self-driving cars will be prevalent in 2016, says expert
Self-driving cars will be prevalent in 2016, says expert (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Self-Driving Cars, Buses Coming to 30 U.S. Cities in 2016

If the projections of a consulting firm are correct, and testing phases continue on schedule, more than 30 U.S. cities could have self-driving cars and even busses!

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