Steve Alexander

Columnist/Reporter | Technology
Phone: 612-673-4553
Steve Alexander follows consumer and business technology trends, and writes a weekly question and answer column for consumers. He also is a general-assignment reporter for business news.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

Electromed stock leaps as FDA approves new product

The company won approval for its first major respiratory medical product since 2006. Shares doubled on Monday and are up another 45% today.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 10:52 AM

Alexander: Server error is website's fault, not his

Q Many websites that I’ve used don’t require you to type “www” on the front of a Web address. But...

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 06:01 PM

Target offers discounts while card numbers trade on the black market

Thieves have been flooding the underground market with credit and debit card information stolen from Target Corp., along with the city, location and ZIP code of the Target store where the card was stolen.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Worried Target customers overwhelm website, call centers

The company didn’t provide any explanation for how it happened, but a person familiar with the investigation said that malicious software was placed on Target’s point-of-sale terminals near store registers, where customers swipe their cards.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 07:30 AM

Fastenal says it will miss expectations

New earnings guidance pushed the Winona-based firm’s stock down 5 percent.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 08:00 PM

Target says breach may affect 40 million credit, debit cards

Target s confronting a security breach that potentially exposed the credit and debit cards of 40 million customers between Nov. 27 and Sunday.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 12:19 PM

Security aside, retailers’ data still vulnerable

In recent years, a wide range of companies have fallen victim to cyberattacks.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 05:25 AM

Alexander: His iPad is drowning in AOL spam

Q: The spam e-mail I receive from AOL on my iPad is escalating, and there’s no apparent way to stop...

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 09:34 AM

Datacard to buy Dallas personal ID security firm

With Dallas-based Entrust, the new company will employ about 2,000 people.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 08:22 PM

In lawsuit, Gander Mountain accuses Cabela's of cybersquatting

It’s the latest salvo in a fight between the outdoor retailers over Gander’s catalog sales.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:16 PM

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