Social Security numbers are the golden keys of the information world. They unlock the most sensitive personal information, including individual loan and bank account details. With a nine-digit number that powerful, it’s no wonder scammers want it and will go to great lengths to steal it.

At the heart of Apple’s shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action.

It’s that time of year for many, gathering your documents, putting them in order and filing your taxes. But a phone call from an alleged “IRS agent” telling you that you owe back taxes, or your information is wrong can really throw you for a loop.

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook allowed children to rack up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations for addressing what it dubbed "friendly fraud," according to newly released court documents.

SAN FRANCISCO — Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, looking to hit pay dirt in the legal marijuana industry, is part of a $75 million investment in a pot operator, it was announced Thursday.

If you're getting a divorce , it pays to keep quiet on social media, says New York divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. Trashing a soon-to-be ex or boasting about your great new life can complicate divorce negotiations.

You work hard. You want to impress your boss. But imagine you, an ambitious employee, get an email from the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of your company, asking for help with a special project. You jump at the task at hand without hesitation. But what you may not realize this very set-up co…

The Gables Assisted Living and Memory Care, an assisted living provider with locations throughout southeastern Idaho and northern Utah, is opening its first location in Idaho Falls.

America’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of fe…

Getting calls or emails from scammers is commonplace these days. For many, the frustration becomes, how do these people get my number or email? Unfortunately, these scammers have many ways to get personal information. But one of the biggest ways lately is through data breaches. And as we con…

In 2018, Teton Gravity Research, an action sports filmmaking company and online publication, became the first company to win top honors in filmmaking from both Surfer and Powder magazines.

The Executive Director of the IFAD, Chip Scott, has submitted his resignation to the board of directors, citing personal family reasons for his departure. In a letter to the board, Scott stated that after a recent visit with his son, who has been suffering a serious illness in his home state…

The Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors honored a Realtor and an affiliate member for their outstanding dedication to the local industry at the association’s annual Christmas party.

NEW YORK — Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once did.

Did the holidays leave your house with gadgets galore? From tablets to baby dolls, smart toys are becoming more popular every year. Teddy bears once filled with stuffing are now hard-wired with smart technology. If your child is now a proud owner of an internet-connected toy, keep in mind th…

Reinke Manufacturing, a Deshler, Neb.-based irrigation system manufacturer, ranked local dealer Rain for Rent among its 10 highest selling dealerships this year in the U.S. and Canada. And Rain for Rent’s Idaho Falls location received a Diamond Reinke Pride award for success in the last mark…

It should come as no surprise that the most common New Year’s Resolutions are consistently about living a healthier lifestyle and losing weight, according to Nielsen Survey results. And if you are anything like me, the last month has been full of yummy sweets and treats. That means many of u…

WASHINGTON — The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor.

BOISE — It’s very, very likely that the W-4 form on file with your employer is off — way off. And as a result, you could have to pay hundreds of dollars at tax time in April, and even more next year if you don’t fix it now.

D.L. Evans Bank appoints Blair Lyon V.P./commercial loan officer at I.F. branch

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.

You’ve seen them on the internet: ads or links leading to pictures of celebrities and products that sound intriguing. The ads claim these “miracle” products will help you lose weight easily, combat wrinkles or whiten teeth. Often, fraudulent operations involved with these types of ads employ…

It seems to be becoming a common occurrence; a major company or organization breached by hackers taking personal information from thousands to millions of people. One of the latest companies to be hit is the Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database…

Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction or spend time hunting for receipts and filling out extra forms to itemize? The decision largely boils down to whether itemizing will reduce your taxable income mor…

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity.

David Taylor recognized among select auto dealers nationwide for community service