Ransomware Recovery Firm Caught Wanting to Pay Off Hacker

Ransomware Recovery Firm Caught Wanting to Pay Off Hacker

Ransomware Recovery Firm Caught Wanting to Pay Off Hacker Be careful around companies that charge to recover a computer from a ransomware attack. A sting operation has uncovered evidence that one such ransomware recovery provider in the UK has simply been paying off the hackers to release the computers — and then charging clients to […]

Microsoft Says Stop Obsolete Password Reset Practices

Microsoft Says Stop Obsolete Password Reset Practices

Microsoft last week recommended that organizations no longer force employees to come up with new passwords every 60 days. The company called the practice – once a cornerstone of enterprise identity management – “ancient and obsolete” as it told IT administrators that other approaches are much more effective in keeping users safe. “Periodic password expiration […]

24/7/365 Network Monitoring

24/7/365 Network Monitoring

24/7/365 Network Monitoring… Frankenstein Computers has a 24/7/365 Network Monitoring Service. For a minimal cost we will will be able to monitor your entire network including: Inventory the network Discover and record all systems, servers, printers and devices on the network. Gather all technical data about each device. Track all software on each device to […]

AMD Pressures Intel Again

AMD Pressures Intel Again

AMD Pressures Intel Again A few years ago, the go-to CPU for gaming was Intel, didn’t matter which one really. However, AMD came out of nowhere with their new Ryzen CPU architecture and completely shook up the CPU market. Moving from having almost no market share at 8%, then exploding to almost 50% within 1-year […]

You vs. Your Monitor

You vs. Your Monitor

Adults in the U.S. on average spend a whopping 10 hours per day staring at a screen. Therefore, it  is important to have your computer monitors placed in a way that reduces strain on your eyes, posture, and neck. So, where is that, you ask? Well, check out these tips: Screen height When it comes […]

Windows 10 1903 Feature Update Imminent

Windows 10 1903 Feature Update Imminent

The newest version of Windows 10, 1903, is on its way this month. The May update will add some highly requested features that have been in previous versions of Windows. One feature going all the way back to Windows 98 era. These new features aim to allow the user to customize their individual Windows user […]

Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Adobe is finally planning to kill off Flash once and for all. Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari have all been blocking Flash over a year.  Adobe is now planning to remove support for it fully by the end of 2020. “We will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and […]

Chrome 74 – Dark Mode & Stronger Incognito

Chrome 74 – Dark Mode & Stronger Incognito

Chrome 74 Last week Google released Chrome 74, but you might have to wait for two of its most intriguing features—dark mode and improvements to incognito mode. Dark Mode Dark Mode for Chrome, which arrived on macOS last month, looks almost identical to Chrome’s incognito mode, but with all dialog boxes and menus also dimmed. […]

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 […]