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Phishing Scams on the Rise

Phishing Scams on the Rise

Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in phishing scams, more specifically spear phishing scams. If you are unfamiliar with what these types of attacks are, spear phishing is an email or electronic communications scam targeted towards a specific individual, organization or business. Although often intended to steal data for malicious purposes, cybercriminals may also intend to […]

Over a Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Over a Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for people running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you thought about taking advantage of the launch promotion but never got around to it, there’s still nothing stopping […]

Backups… Again

Backups… Again

It’s time for me to preach about backups again… Again! Please backup your data by any means. Yet another customer has come to me crying after their hard drive crashed.  20 years worth of family pictures are gone.  The drive is too far gone, even for a data recovery specialist.  This could have easily and […]

Austin IT Support – Password Recommendations

Austin IT Support – Password Recommendations

Turns out everything we know about what makes a strong password is wrong. Rather, most of the standards we use to determine the strength of a password are wrong, according to Bill Burr, the man responsible for originally publishing the standards. Burr, a former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said […]

What are you really getting in those deals

What are you really getting in those deals

Tis the season for great deals to be had. However, it’s also the season for those “deals” to have the potential to be duds. When it comes to computers, you really get what you pay for. If you’re looking to pick up a cheap laptop this season please try to avoid the “door buster deals”. […]

Apple’s Fake It Till You Make it Moment

Apple’s Fake It Till You Make it Moment

Steve Jobs’ presentation of the first iPhone was all smoke and mirrors… In 2007 when the world was introduced to the iPhone there were so many glitches and bugs in the device that it was switched out and for other devices during the presentation that were pre-loaded to different screens so as to give the […]

IT Company Austin

IT Company Austin

An Austin original founded in 1999, Frankenstein Computers and Networking has continued to uphold three specific creeds: Fast, Friendly, and Affordable. What does this mean for our customers? Fast: We pride ourselves on being able to come to your aid at the drop of a hat. If a technician is available, you better believe they […]

Google Drive Changes and how to Prepare…

Google Drive Changes and how to Prepare…

By David Nield-Popular Science You will still be able to open your web browser and access your data through the Drive website. Similarly, the mobile apps for Android and iOS will look just the same. If you rely on apps that plug into Google Drive or use it for cloud storage, then these should carry […]

IT Service Austin: Virus Removal

IT Service Austin: Virus Removal

These days with our increasing internet access speed and near constant use of the Internet, virus infections have become part of our daily lives.  We’re all aware of them and how to watch out and protect ourselves but we also need to be aware of how they’re typically removed. Unfortunately, standard virus removal is slowly […]