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IT Support Austin

IT Support Austin

Frankenstein Computers has been serving Austin since 1999 and have hundreds of happy customers! We charge less and give more service than any other IT/Computer company in Austin. Yes, we could make more money but we are the kind of company that wants our clients to feel good when they receive an invoice from us and […]

Virus Removal Austin

Virus Removal Austin

With the newest and latest super viruses plaguing the internet these days, it’s time to make sure you have adequate protection on your PC.  Make sure your Anti-Virus subscriptions are not expired and make sure your definitions are up to date.  Make sure you have the latest Windows Updates from Microsoft.  Security gaps are constantly […]

How to Identify a Phishing or Spoofing Email

How to Identify a Phishing or Spoofing Email

  Don’t trust the display name A favorite phishing tactic among cybercriminals is to spoof the display name of an email. It’s estimated that nearly half of all email threats spoofed a brand in the display name. This fraudulent email, once delivered, appears legitimate because most user inboxes only present the display name. Don’t trust […]

World Backup Day!

World Backup Day!

Today, March 31st is World Backup Day! When was the last time you backed your data up? In today’s world of ransomware and other data devouring viruses frequent backups are more important than ever.  Doesn’t matter businesses or personal, the files on our systems are important to us.  And with so many ways to back […]

Typo Takes Down Amazon S3

Typo Takes Down Amazon S3

Late last month Amazon S3, the cloud storage platform with nearly fifty percent market share, went down for almost a day. It would seem that a few servers were scheduled to be taken offline for maintenance, but far more servers than intended were taken offline. According to Amazon, one of these servers “manages the metadata […]

NAS vs DAS Data Storage

NAS vs DAS Data Storage

Whether it’s personal or business data, it adds up. Storing, accessing, and protecting that data is important – some things to think about: External hard drives (DAS -Direct Attached Storage) are essentially dumb devices – they neither know nor care about the machine they are attached to and setup is simple (plug your drive in, […]

AMD reveals the Ryzen 5 series

AMD reveals the Ryzen 5 series

Better than the rumors!             Earlier this month AMD released their first new processor in nearly 5 years. When I say new, I mean Brand New. Their Ryzen processors feature brand new architecture never before seen. While the new processor has had mixed reception, especially among the gaming community, the overall performance of the new […]

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise and is set up for a record year in 2017. As Ransomware takes over your computer and encrypts all of your files you will not even know it. Then, once it is done on your system it will crawl out to the entire network and will encrypt any shared files […]

Quantum Computers

Quantum Computers

Millions of times more power?   …yes please! Computers work [on a very rudimentary level] by counting electrons.  The signal is either going to be a 1 or a 0 and the combinations of these mean different things and are strung together into logical arguments that then make the computer behave certain ways.  Simple enough, right? Well, we […]

PCIe co-processor that uses light instead of electricity

PCIe co-processor that uses light instead of electricity

Optalysys, a UK company, is on track to release a co-processor that uses light instead of electricity by the end of 2017.  This device plugs into a PCIe slot on your computer’s motherboard and gives you the processing power of a super computer! Not sure what the price for this device will be yet but […]