Consumer Alert

As families bring more devices on vacation, many don't realize the danger

Families are beginning to take more devices with them on vacation, not realizing the risks involved when taking a tablet, laptop, or smartphone along for the trip.

Cell phone service for under $20: Worth it?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Over the past few years, a large crop of cell phone companies have popped up promising far cheaper rates than the likes of AT&T and Verizon.

Be wary of the no money down iPhone 6

NEW YORK (CNNMONEY) — Thinking about buying an iPhone 6 once it comes out later this year? Be prepared to figure out brand new purchase plans -- and possibly pay more overall.

Hackers use 'cryptolocker' virus to hold your data for ransom

Computer experts are stressing the importance of data protection as the 'Cryptolocker' virus spreads.

How to dodge airline baggage fees

(NBC News) Travel experts say that vacationers had better gear up now for what is expected to be an expensive season for travel, especially if you plan on flying.

Wisconsin authorities remove hand sanitizer from city building beacause people were drinking it to get drunk

It's something you think of as healthy, killing germs and disinfecting. But police say it could be deadly, and Madison, Wisconsin Police have taken it out of the City County Building.

Experts say the cost of fuel should soon go down

Much of America watched helplessly as gas prices climbed over the past few months, forcing drivers to spend about $11.7 billion more filling up this April than they did at the same last year.

IPhone bug leaves information vulnerable

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Apple says its encrypts email attachments you receive on your iPhone or iPad -- but it doesn't, according to a security researcher.

Internet Explorer bug lets hacker control your PC

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you're using Internet Explorer and click on the wrong link, a hacker could hijack your computer.

Thousands of ISO7X exercise machines recalled

About 170,000 ISO7X isometric exercise devices are being recalled because the handle grips can break during use. It also means parts can fly out, hitting the user or someone else nearby.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs after packaging problem

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect, federal officials said Sunday.

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.

Washington firm recalls dried egg products due to possible salmonella contamination

Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S.

Which airlines have the most, least complaints

Extra fees, oversold tickets, flight delays and cancellations helped to make Spirit Airlines the most complained about airline in the U.S., according to a report this week.

Which airlines have the most, least complaints

Extra fees, oversold tickets, flight delays and cancellations helped to make Spirit Airlines the most complained about airline in the U.S., according to a report this week.