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Triple DES is Dead (Or Dying, at Least)

Triple DES is Dead (Or Dying, at Least)

Not too long ago, back in August of 2016, Microsoft officially deprecated the RC4 encryption cipher on all of their operating systems. The impact of this was not very widespread as it was aging and had since been replaced by newer, better ciphers. It was easy enough for administrators to simply disable the cipher and […]

Microsoft will NEVER call you.

Microsoft will NEVER call you.

We have seen many customers get the “Microsoft call” lately. Basically, you get a call where the tech tells you he is with Microsoft and that your computer has told them that you have a virus and he needs to fix it. He will then ask you for access to your computer. After digging around […]

Basic Tech Pranks!

Basic Tech Pranks!

Want to mess with a coworker or family member? We at Frankenstein Computers of course do not condone such actions, but do support your right to choose to be a pest AND if anything goes wrong, please know that we are always here to help and support you in a PC or Mac related crises […]

Apple Watch Bluetooth Connection Issues to Earbuds

Apple Watch Bluetooth Connection Issues to Earbuds

I was excited to get my new Apple watch and to be able to use my watch instead of my phone for music when I am working out. I had problems with very sporadic connection. After researching online and trying to un-pair/re-pair multiple times with the same results I happened upon the fix. It ended […]

Toshiba Battery Recall

Toshiba Battery Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert that Toshiba on Wednesday has greatly expanded its recall of laptop computer battery packs due to burn and fire hazards. More specifically, these are Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs that have been found susceptible to overheating in 41 models of the Toshiba Satellite laptop, which runs […]

Things you may have missed in 2016

Things you may have missed in 2016

With 2016 coming to a close I think it’s a good time to go over the new technologies that may have been pushed away from the main stream news. These have been mentioned in previous blogs this year so I won’t go into too much detail.   Google Translate – The closest we’ve come to […]