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Li-Fi is 100X faster than conventional Wi-Fi

Li-Fi is 100X faster than conventional Wi-Fi

Rather than connecting to a network over Wi-Fi, imagine that the lights in the room were your connection… This technology exists! Li-Fi was invented in 2011 by Harald Haas from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  It uses visible light rather than radio waves to transfer data.  Not only is the amount of data much greater but the […]

Half a Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked!

Half a Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked!

500 Million+ accounts have been breached.  This was confirmed by Yahoo on Thursday September 22.  If you haven’t already… Change your passwords! If you use the same password for any other accounts, change these as well.  In addition to changing your Yahoo password it would be a great idea to enable 2-step verification.  Here is a […]

DropBox Leaked Passwords

DropBox Leaked Passwords

…again? As many may remember, Dropbox was hacked in mid-2012 and millions (est. 68M) of email address information was stolen. They did not report, however, that the passwords associated with those accounts were also stolen. They did issue an email requesting all users to change their passwords as a response to the email theft. For […]

BitTorrent client distributing malware for Macs…Again

BitTorrent client distributing malware for Macs…Again

The popular BitTorrent client Transmission has once again been found distributing malware intended for Macs. The first version of malware, found months ago, was actually a ransomware named KeRanger. The newest find is a malware named OSX/Keydnap. Both were found by researchers at the security firm ESET. Transmission has removed both downloads and its developer […]

Friends of Frankenstein

Friends of Frankenstein

Love Pet Hospital has been a client of Frankenstein Computers for many years… We LOVE Love Pet Hospital and apparently the feeling is mutual =) They delivered this awesome plaque the other day and we are so proud to display it on our front counter. If you love your pets, take them to Love Pet… […]

Mac Repair in Austin

Mac Repair in Austin

Are you looking for a company in Austin that can work on your Mac? There are literally dozens of computer repair companies in the Austin area that cater to both PC’s as well as Macs. Here at Frankenstein we don’t understand why some of these companies charge higher labor fees for working on Macs than […]

Update Your iPhone Immediately (8/26/16)

Update Your iPhone Immediately (8/26/16)

One of the first major malware/data mining issues is now affecting iPhones. While the exploit will not damage or affect your phone in any way the security flaw can be used to track and pull user’s data (such as contacts, text messages and emails.)  Apple has already pushed out an update to patch this security […]

New Gmail Feature Helps to Block Malware

New Gmail Feature Helps to Block Malware

Despite our knowledge of the e-mailed virus and malware, e-mail is still one of the most prominent ways of infection.  A new feature slowly being rolled out to Gmail users should help make this dubious practice a little more noticeable.  The update recently pushed out to web mail and Android users will attempt to authenticate the sender of […]

Best of Austin 2016 Poll Ballot – Chronicle

Best of Austin 2016 Poll Ballot – Chronicle

It is time to vote for your favorites in the Chronicle’s Best of Austin for 2016. Please think about noting Frankenstein Computers as the best Computer/Service Repair is Austin, because you know we are! http://www.austinchronicle.com/vote-best-of-austin/ Cheers!

Why Does Malware Exist?

Why Does Malware Exist?

Call them computer viruses, malware, or whatever term you want to use, there is no shortage of malicious code in the world, and no lack of people trying to forcibly load or trick you into loading it onto your computer. The question many people ask: Why? Why in the world do Internet “bad guys” go […]