Microsoft Patch Fixes Security Issues – Released 9/12

Dawn/ September 12, 2017/ Uncategorized

This month’s patch released by Microsoft for Windows users is one you should probably get. With 82 security bugs killed, this patch also includes a fix for a vulnerability called “zero-day” which has been exploited already. What is a zero-day attack? This is a vulnerability that affects the .NET Framework that, when exploited, may allow a hacker control of an

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Dealing With Slow Wi-Fi?

Dawn/ September 2, 2017/ Uncategorized

Wi-fi – or wireless internet – is everywhere these days. You can get it free at hotels, restaurants, and sometimes even in your neighborhood (but you really shouldn’t). But not every wireless access point (AP) is equal. Some wi-fi is blazing fast, while other connections are turtle-slow. So what can you do? In case you don’t already know the basics of

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Don’t Steal Wi-Fi

Dawn/ September 1, 2017/ Uncategorized

So you’re sitting there playing on your phone, tablet, or desktop, and messing with the wi-fi. You notice an unsecured (open) wi-fi connection available with four bars and connect. It’s flying! Woot! WAIT!   OK, yes, there are a lot of open wireless connections around. Sometimes it’s because they don’t know how to password it. Sometimes it’s because they don’t

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Apple Users, Watch Out for Snake

Dawn/ May 9, 2017/ Alert

Malwarebytes just noted that Snake malware will now affect Mac computers. If you have an Apple OS computer or device, be aware of this threat! Read more on Malwarebytes.com by clicking the above link. If you think you may have been infected, call Robert at 256-520-7327 and he can check it out for you.

Beware Ransomware

Dawn/ April 28, 2017/ Alert

There are some particularly troublesome ransomware emails going around. One of our customers, in the course of business, opened an attachment that looked valid and found themselves victims of ransomware – software that encrypts all data with a virtually unbreakable key which they offer to sell at a very steep price. If you are required by your business to open

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