A $1 billion Powerball drawing can do it. Some celebrities' life event could also trigger it. I'm talking about a sudden surge of people getting online, trying to find the latest news about the latest topic, and hackers know it.
Hackers have starting setting up fake "breaking news" websites and hope that you'll click. Data Doctors' Ken Colburn says if you do, it could allow hackers into your computer. So, he suggests downloading something called "Web of Trust," which will show you which sites are safe, and which could be dangerous if you click.
The final decision is up to you.
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