Reboot your Router to Avoid Russian Malware FBI Warns

Reboot your Router to Avoid Russian Malware FBI Warns

The FBI recently issued a security notice warning that all home and small office routers should be rebooted after Cisco’s Talos group discovered sophisticated Russian-linked VPNFilter malware infecting at least 500,000 networking devices. “VPNFilter is able to render small office and home office routers inoperable,” the FBI warns. “The malware can potentially also collect information passing through the […]

Spring Creators Update New Feature

Spring Creators Update New Feature

Microsoft is rolling out their Spring Creators Update which apparently has been delayed because the update has caused many machines to have the infamous BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). Don’t be shocked, any of you remember the public debut of Windows 98 (I believe) where Bill Gates was giving a demo and during the world […]

PCI Compliance…

PCI Compliance…

Any organization that accepts cards as a form of payment or provides services to merchants in the areas of transmission, storage or processing of credit card data must comply with the standards of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council. PCI compliance is key and noncompliance can have damaging effects, such as fines, higher […]

Security Awareness Review

Security Awareness Review

With companies becoming more and more visible on the open internet, security is becoming more critical than ever. There was a time when robberies were a big deal, and theft was done in person. Today, the internet is a host to many such thieves with a strong interest in gaining any information they can from […]

Microsoft Delays Next Windows 10 Update

Microsoft Delays Next Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has postponed the release of the next Windows 10 feature upgrade for an unspecified period, saying that, among other things, the code harbored a bug that crippled some personal computers. “In certain cases, these reliability issues [we discovered] could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs,” wrote Dona Sarkar, the head […]

These VPNs might leak your IP address

These VPNs might leak your IP address

Despite their purported use to protect user anonymity while browsing the internet, 23% of VPN providers may actually leak user IP addresses, according to a security report from VoidSec. The issue stems from a bug in the open source WebRTC project. The particular vulnerability, discovered back in 2015, has to do with WebRTC STUN servers, which can […]

5 Malicious Chrome Ad Blockers Removed from the Google Chrome Store

5 Malicious Chrome Ad Blockers Removed from the Google Chrome Store

Google removed five fake ad blockers from the Chrome Store Wednesday April 18th after they were flagged by a researcher, but they had already been downloaded more than 20 million times. Andrey Meshkov, co-founder of Adguard, discovered these ad blockers. While he noted that hackers have long created cloned versions of popular ad blockers, they […]

Nvidia’s Partner Program May Be Illegal

Nvidia’s Partner Program May Be Illegal

As many of you may have heard Nvidia has recently started offering 3rd-Party manufacturers the chance to joining their exclusive partner program. The Geforce PartnerForce Program(GPP) offers these manufacturers a leg up on their competition that do not sign up for the program. These benefits include, Nvidia sales and technical support teams to assist product […]

IT Services Austin…

IT Services Austin…

I have spoken with many of our customers about what sets us apart from the rest of the IT Service field here in Austin and here’s what I’ve learned. When looking for IT services here in Austin, many customers were expecting to pay large monthly service and monitoring fees. With us, there are NO CONTRACTS […]

12 Recent (and famous) IT Disasters

12 Recent (and famous) IT Disasters

Just as a reminder of how important it is to do everything you can to be safe online, here is a list of all of the most recent famous IT security disasters: Equifax (2017) Verizon (2017) FriendFinder (2017) Anthem (2015) Office Of Personnel Management (2015) Yahoo (2014, 2013) eBay (2014) Target (2013) LinkedIn (2012) eharmony […]