Dealing With Slow Wi-Fi?

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 how routers work, let’s give you a quick rundown. Wi-fi

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Don’t Steal Wi-Fi

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 realize others can connect to it. Sometimes it’s because they

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Apple Users, Watch Out for Snake

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

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 attachments to emails, there are some things you can do

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Beware of Scam Emails!

If you open your email and see one that has this appearance (it may be for domain renewal or other services), it is a scam. We received emails for both domain renewal and other services this week. IF YOU RECEIVE ONE, call your host. DO NOT click on links in the email. DO NOT pay money to the sender.