You Should Be Using a Password Manager

You Should Be Using a Password Manager

Collection #1 Security researcher Troy Hunt recently discovered and revealed what is perhaps the largest cache of stolen emails and passwords in hacking history. Bundled together in a collection ominously called “Collection #1” are some 773 million emails, 21 million passwords, and over one billion unique combinations of the two, an 87 GB package of […]

Computer Repair, Austin, Texas

Computer Repair, Austin, Texas

Frankenstein Computers has been at our North Austin location on Lamar Boulevard for over 8 years! We can work on over 50 computers at the same time which means we can get your computer back to you even faster, especially during busy times. Now when you drop your computer off at Frankenstein Computers you can […]

The Importance of Staying Updated

The Importance of Staying Updated

Challenges of staying updated… In today’s market we find ourselves deep within a growing technical industry which is growing and expanding faster than businesses can keep up. The greatest challenge is keeping current, replacing old equipment and upgrading to newer software which requires learning new applications. There are additional cost hurdles, among many other potentially […]

Pirating ‘Game of Thrones’? Its Likely Malware

Pirating ‘Game of Thrones’? Its Likely Malware

Not that we condone pirating copyrighted material, but if you do, read on. Pirated versions of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Arrow are among the most popular TV shows. Hackers use these as bait to secretly install malware on people’s computers. On Monday, April 1st (no joke!) security firm Kaspersky Lab ranked the […]

New Windows 10 Version Update Has Begun

New Windows 10 Version Update Has Begun

Microsoft restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update… This upgrade was plagued with problems and pulled from release just days after its initial debut. “We are now starting our phased rollout to users via Windows Update, initially offering the update to devices we believe will have the best update experience based on […]

Microsoft separating Cortana & Search

Microsoft separating Cortana & Search

What? Microsoft is preparing major changes for the Cortana voice assistant in Windows 10. The software giant plans to separate the internal search and Cortana on the Windows 10 taskbar. This will allow voice requests to be processed separately by entering text in the corresponding search field for documents or files. When? This change will [...]
ASUS accidentally Distributing Malware

ASUS accidentally Distributing Malware

Many new ASUS systems have the ASUS Live Update utility. This utility was recently discovered to be hijacked by malware known as ShadowHammer and has since been distributing said malware to their systems. While this tool is normally used to install drivers for the system and make it easier for normal users to keep their […]

What’s in the latest Chrome update?

What’s in the latest Chrome update?

The newest version of the popular browser, Chrome 73, adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Macs and patches 60 vulnerabilities. Google, on March 12, released Chrome 73, an update that added support for desktop “Progressive Web Apps” on Macs and consolidated settings – both old and new – that let users opt out of […]

Windows Logo Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Logo Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the more powerful (and probably least used) set of keyboard shortcuts involves the Windows logo key, which is common on most keyboards packaged with Windows based computers. Usually, I tend to fall back on the menu system—or now that it’s available by default in Windows 10, I use the Cortana search box located […]

Gaming Lag? Update Windows.

Gaming Lag? Update Windows.

If you’ve noticed a significant increase is lag during your gaming sessions over the last few weeks, then you’re not alone. Many users that regularly update their Windows 10 systems have reported increased input and network lag during their online gaming. This was caused by an update to Windows 10, officially KB4482887. This was however […]