Why Ransomware Will Target the Cloud This Year

Why Ransomware Will Target the Cloud This Year

Ransomware has been a mainstay of hackers’ malware arsenals over the last several years, but these attacks have actually changed quite significantly in terms of their complexity, targeting and victim selection. Like any big business, ransomware has evolved to follow the money. WatchGuard CTO Corey Nachreiner believes than ransomware’s next shift will be to target […]

Windows Server 2008 is Not Dead Yet

Windows Server 2008 is Not Dead Yet

Windows Server 2008 has reached end of life, which typically means upgrading to a newer version. But CIOs have options beyond updating to a more recent iteration of Windows server, including staying put or migrating to the cloud. If you still have workloads running on Windows Server 2008, you’re not alone. As recently as July […]

A Sneaky Mac Malware Is On The Rise

A Sneaky Mac Malware Is On The Rise

The misconception that Macs cannot get infected took quite a hit in the past decade but a proficient bit of malware has seen quite an uptick in detections in the past few months.  The Shlayer Trojan is actually a delivery system for adware that is more annoying than destructive but its increase presence on the […]

What to do if you’re still running Windows 7

What to do if you’re still running Windows 7

Organizations still running Windows 7 are now officially living on borrowed time. As of Jan. 14, Microsoft has cut off extended support for the aging operating system. Though Windows 7 computers will continue to run and function as always, they’ll be more vulnerable to security flaws. That’s because the end of extended support means no […]

Placing calls from your Windows 10 computer, using your phone app.

Placing calls from your Windows 10 computer, using your phone app.

Making phone calls from your Windows 10 PC is now possible, using Microsoft’s “Your Phone” application. If you have an Android phone, you can take advantage of this Windows 10 feature. Not only can you make and receive phone calls, you can also see your Android phone’s notifications, photos, and messages on your desktop. To […]

End of Windows 7

End of Windows 7

As of today January 14, 2020 Windows 7 has officially reached it’s end of life. Even though this is the case some companies will extend support for their products to later dates if you are planning to wait to upgrade to Windows 10, Google being one of them with their popular browser “Chrome”. Google is […]

SSD & RAM Pricing hike due to power outage?

SSD & RAM Pricing hike due to power outage?

A massive power outage in Hwaseong, South Korea caused the Samsung wafer manufacturing plant to go without power for more than one minute. Yes, one whole minute. This outage caused the manufacturing plant to discard many silicon wafers that would be used in SSDs and RAM. This means that the amazing prices for RAM and […]

Windows 10 Update 1909

Windows 10 Update 1909

Windows 10 version 1909 has officially been released by Microsoft, and is available for download via Windows Update. This update is the eighth major release, since the release of Windows 10. The November update is categorized as a minor update, and will not require as much downtime for installation, as the May 2019 may have […]

Computer Running Slow?

Computer Running Slow?

Does your computer seem to be running slower and slower? Are you performing maintenance such as clearing out unnecessary files and installing needed updates but it still seems bogged down? This could be a clear indication that your hard drive could be failing and it is time for a replacement. That being said switching to […]

Purchase a new computer during the holidays?

Purchase a new computer during the holidays?

If you have ever purchased a new computer, most people understand that straight out of the box it comes with bloatware. At Frankenstein we consider bloatware as any useless fluff programs that are pre-installed on a system that may not be needed. If you would like to bring that new computer to us, we can […]