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May 16 2017

Review: Price of Duty by Dale Brown

Price of Duty by Dale Brown is the 21st book in the Patrick McLanahan series, where the U.S. and its Western allies come under a diabolical Russian cyber warfare attack in this action-packed military...
March 3 2016

Internet Trolls Could Face Charges

Who would cross the bridge of death must answer me these answers three, ‘ere the other side he see: What is your name? What is your quest? What is the airspeed velocity of...
December 19 2014

Number 1 of the Scams of Christmas: Santa Letter Scams

The Santa Letter scam takes the No. 1 spot on this list for several reasons. First, it victimizes parents just trying to do something special for their kids for Christmas, as well as the kids, who'll...
December 17 2014

Number 3 of the Scams of Christmas: Season’s Breachings

Nobody's merry about this year's data breaches... nobody. If you have a credit card—and who doesn’t?—you’ve probably been affected by at least one of the infamous...
December 15 2014

Number 5 of the Scams of Christmas: Grumpy Greeting Cards

Remember the good old days when the holidays were approaching, we went to our mailboxes everyday, checked for greeting cards, then rushed inside to see what our friends had written to us in the card?...
December 13 2014

Number 7 of the Scams of Christmas: Santa’s Spyware

A few years ago, online security firm McAfee began compiling their 12 holiday cyberscams, including “not-so-merry-mobile apps.” Call these little collections of computer code apps and...
December 8 2014

Number 12 of the Scams of Christmas: Soggy Security

Criminal Element's counting down 12 scams of Christmas, beginning with an issue that can open every electronic device to hackers: soggy security. 'Tis the season for good little hackers...
October 7 2014

Fresh Meat: The Murder Man by Tony Parsons

The Murder Man by Tony Parsons is a debut thriller, introducing newly-minted homicide detective Max Wolfe, whose first case will involve murdered members of London society, all connected to an exclusive...
July 3 2013

Fresh Meat: Skinner by Charlie Huston

Skinner by Charlie Huston is a futuristic thriller about the intersection of spycraft, technology, and people (available July 9, 2013). Aasif’s parents had a dream for him. Not so unlike millions...
April 24 2013

Fresh Meat: Scare Me by Richard Parker

Scare Me by Richard Parker is a thriller that begins in a virtual Internet environment and leads to a very real threat to a businessman’s family (available April 30, 2013). Scare Me is a stand-alone...
April 15 2013

Fresh Meat: Stolen by Daniel Palmer

Stolen by Daniel Palmer is a stand-alone thriller featuring a desperate couple who stole from the wrong man (available April 30, 2013). Let me tell you how it feels to learn that your wife is going...
October 21 2012

Crimes of the (Next) Century: A Look at Sci-fi Crime Novels

Throughout history, technology and social conditions have changed, but human nature usually doesn’t. So crime has always been part of our world and unless things change drastically it will continue...
January 31 2012

Sentences Spell Security: Easy to Recall Passwords Prove Tougher to Crack

As this comic from xkcd demonstrates (click the link for a larger version at the source), we’ve spent decades teaching people to create passwords that can be broken by a CPU programmed to try enough...