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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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Beware of Scam Emails!

Dawn/ April 10, 2017/ Uncategorized

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.

Got Windows 10 yet? If you get a new computer, you must.

Robert, The Computer Guy/ January 15, 2016/ Uncategorized

According to an article on ZDNet, Microsoft has stated that new CPUs will require Windows 10. There will be a few systems that will temporarily support other versions (18 months only), but any new PCs built with new CPU chips will require Windows 10. Because Microsoft has supported previous Windows operating systems for 10 years after release, PC users often

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