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Surge in Email, Phishing and Malware Scams…

Surge in Email, Phishing and Malware Scams…

Phishing (as in “fishing for information”) is a scam where fraudsters send e-mail messages to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal and financial information that can be used to steal the victims’ identity. The IRS has issued several alerts about the fraudulent use of the IRS name or logo by scammers trying to gain access […]

New Google Chrome Update

New Google Chrome Update

Google on Jan. 24 released Chrome 64 for Windows, macOS and Linux, boosting the browser’s defenses against the microprocessor flaws that blitzed through the news earlier this month. The upgrade also beefed up Chrome’s pop-up blocker, put a stop to hucksters hijacking the browsing session by automatically steering to an unwanted website, and implemented a […]

Lenovo Security Flaws

Lenovo Security Flaws

As technology changes, so too does the drive to explore, exploit, and bypass security features built into computers and networks across the world. Lenovo, a brand well known for their laptops is no exception. Recently in a press release, Lenovo announced that a series of their laptops has a major security flaw. Many people who […]

Sharing Contact Info and WiFi Credentials using QR Codes

Sharing Contact Info and WiFi Credentials using QR Codes

Normally, when someone comes to your home or business and they ask to connect to your WiFi using their phone, you either find the password if you can’t remember it or you manually connect them to the network. In addition, when you meet someone new and want their contact info, you normally exchange numbers, call […]

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 […]

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 […]