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AlienVault plug-in searches for stolen passwords on Dark Web

AlienVault plug-in searches for stolen passwords on Dark Web

When it comes to password breaches on public sites like Adobe, LinkedIn and Yahoo!, there are some known knowns. For instance, there’s a decent chance those credentials will end up for sale on a black market site on that mysterious part of the internet known as the “Dark Web.” That matters for a couple of […]

Hard Drive Breakdown

Hard Drive Breakdown

So with all of the new technologies coming out today it’s easy to lose track. We’re here to help and in this post I’ll go over the most common styles of storage drives that can be placed in a computer.   Starting with the oldie but goodie, we have the classic Hard Disk Drive, also […]

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra Release

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra Release

Apple has promised exciting new features with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. These include improvements to Safari – which now will prevent ad-tracking and auto-playing videos – and a more comprehensive Spotlight Search in the Mail App. Plus, when you’re writing emails, the app now allows split view for the compose window – and it will […]

iOS Version 11 Is Out: What You Should Know

iOS Version 11 Is Out: What You Should Know

The big iPhone update has released today, version 11 and there are a few things you will want to keep in mind. First being, if you’re not an early adopter you might want to wait a few days to a week. This is a fairly substantial update that changes a lot of behind the scenes […]

Equifax Hack

Equifax Hack

As some of you may know, Equifax was breached through a vulnerability on their website sometime between mid-May and the end of July of this year. This breach exposed personal information for an estimated 143 million people in the US, Canada and the UK. By exploiting Equifax website’s vulnerability, the hackers were able to acquire […]

Are Neural Networks Evolving Beyond Our Understanding?

Are Neural Networks Evolving Beyond Our Understanding?

Neural Networks are basically individual computers that act as nodes or neurons of a larger computer “brain”.  Feed them a bunch of data (like astronomical or laboratory experiment data or facial recognition information) and they will eventually learn how to spot distant galaxies and genome or protein folding complexities or face recognition. This is REALLY […]

A Virtual KVM to the Rescue

A Virtual KVM to the Rescue

For those of you who are not familiar with KVM switches, they allow you to use more than one computer with the same keyboard, mouse, and monitor. You can only use one computer at a time; however, and then you toggle which computer is shown on the monitor usually with a key combo or a […]

IT Support Austin

IT Support Austin

If you haven’t noticed, we’re living in a digital age and a lot of the “old ways” of doing things are going away bit by bit (no pun intended). As a specie we excel at surviving because we adapt and employ technology to improve quality of life.  Embrace IT!  (pun intended ; ) Technology makes […]

Simplifying G-Suite/Gmail

Simplifying G-Suite/Gmail

Not long ago I was working within Gmail and lost a message that I was looking for and the email was categorized automagically; however, I prefer to see all my messages under one pane, under one inbox and not have to dig in multiple locations looking for an email. By default, Gmail labels looks like […]

IT Service Austin

IT Service Austin

I just wanted to tell everyone about Frankenstein Computers and IT service in Austin. I talk to new people every day that are dissatisfied with their IT company.  I understand the problems that can arise and I sympathize.  Other IT companies make their customers sign long contracts of service and charge monthly fees just to […]