MOBILE, Ala. - A new computer malware ransom note threatens to erase all your data, unless you pay a steep price!
It's called the "Cryptolocker" and it can infiltrate your computer in multiple ways-either through an e-mail phishing scam, or by downloading an existing piece of malware already on your device. Once the malware has invaded your computer, a message appears telling you that you have 72 hours to meet their demands, or Cryptolocker will delete all of your files!
Protect yourself by backing up your photos and documents on an external hard drive, and don't open e-mails, especially attachments, if you're not sure who sent them.
Apple has announced that new OS-X and IOS users will not have to pay to use its iWork suite apps. Those apps include iPhoto, iMovie, iCloud, and Garage Band.
New advertisements are coming to Instagram. The social network is showing off an image of what it says will be the first paid ad to appear in user's feeds this week. It looks a lot like an Instagram post, but it will be designated as "sponsored".
Instagram is selling ads to companies already active on the service, including Adidas, Ben & Jerry's, GE, Levi's, Lexus and others.
Users will be able to hide ads that don't interest them, and leave feedback.
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US Marshals captured the man accused of breaking into his parents' home and beating his 71-year-old father.
The forecast continues to show the possibility of stronger thunderstorms with this system. The Storm Prediction Center currently keeps the most significant severe risk well to our n’west. The current forecast reflects the chance of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds as the primary threat.
City officials say the bridge over Little Lagoon Pass, which has been in place since the 1950s according to city officials, is going to be replaced.
The court battle between the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System and Plains Southcap over the proposed pipeline has reached a conclusion. Judge Robert Smith has ruled in favor of Plains.
President Barack Obama will hold an end-of-the year news conference at the White House Friday afternoon.