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2018

2018

Well, it’s a new year and I think 2018 will be a great one for Frankenstein Computers. We had a fantastic 2017, increasing our sales and service by 18.9%! We sure appreciate all of the clients that have stayed with us throughout the years and for the new ones that just found us.  We now […]

DRAM and NAND shortage expected to last through 2018

DRAM and NAND shortage expected to last through 2018

Anyone who’s been watching the prices of new systems and upgrades has noticed a steadily rising trend. The cause of this rise in price is due to a shortage of certain parts. Namely RAM and NAND, which are essential parts in all computer based equipment, including smart phones. With the growing number of available smartphones […]

Dark Base Pro 900 Case Review

Dark Base Pro 900 Case Review

Recently we were asked to build a custom system for a client. The client wanted a work station for Video editing and rendering. We were more than happy to build the system, they simply needed to provide the parts. Well they sure did, pulling up with an AMD Threadripper 1950x processor and all other parts […]

Protect Yourself from Disastrous IoT Vulnerabilities

Protect Yourself from Disastrous IoT Vulnerabilities

These days it seems like even your trashcan has an IP address these days. These are called IoT devices (Internet of Things). They are cool and nifty and can provide some control or reporting from various household items. It’s cool to know that the trash can is half full and that you’re down to five […]

“123456” Still Most Used Password

“123456” Still Most Used Password

For two years in a row, “123456” remains the top password among millions of passwords exposed online thanks to data breach incidents at various providers. While having “123456” as your password is very bad, the other terms found on a list of  “Top 100 Worst Passwords of 2017” are just as confusing and regretful. Some […]

Intel Updates CPUs in order to be immune to Meltdown and Spectre bugs

Intel Updates CPUs in order to be immune to Meltdown and Spectre bugs

Two new CPU bugs have been discovered by Google’s Project Zero team this week. The bug can potentially be exploited on processors created over the last 20 years. Attacks can run some JavaScript code in a website in order to access active memory on your system which might contain keystrokes, passwords or other vital information. […]

When Should I Clean My Computer?

When Should I Clean My Computer?

Recently here at Frankenstein Computers we have had a number of computers come in with damaged fans or components that could have been prevented by some very simply cleaning.  And we have come to find out that many aren’t aware they even need to clean their computers out at all!    While you can get intensive […]

Windows 10 Creator’s Edition Update

Windows 10 Creator’s Edition Update

Microsoft has released an update for the Windows 10 Operating System.  To say the least, it is massive.  It is called the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update.  This update has many people upset because of the length of time it takes to install.  On my home system, this update took 3 and ½ hours to […]

Firewalls

Firewalls

Network security is more important than ever.  A critical piece of your security should be a firewall.  Firewalls come in all shapes, sizes and forms.  Knowing about the different kinds of firewalls is the most important step when choosing one for your network.   What is a firewall? Firewalls act as a perimeter defense tool […]