Summer Means Heat

Summer Means Heat

High temperatures are bad for computers.  Some common-sense tips to help your PC out this summer could extend its life and save you some repair bills.  First is to make sure your PC is in a cool space.  Next to the water heater or clothes dryer may not be the best place.  Make sure there […]

Outlook asking for credentials constantly

Outlook asking for credentials constantly

Are you currently or have you in the past had any issues with your Outlook application constantly asking for your email password and you are unable to receive any incoming messages even after you go into your account and update the password? If this is the case, most email hosts now a days that are […]

Vigilante malware and you

Vigilante malware and you

Typically, when someone gets malware it is to steal passwords, serve ads or encrypt your files for ransom. A new malware has turned that idea on its head. This new software attacks software pirates instead. This one has features that indicate that it was specifically made to target pirates. Per Ars Technica: Vigilante, as Sophos […]

Backup Storage and Viruses

Backup Storage and Viruses

Recently, we did a blog post about QNAP devices and a few ransomware variants that target those systems specifically. They only target those that are exposed to the internet and had certain settings enabled that allowed remote access. However, a recent one discovered for the MyBook Live series from Western Digital erases your data completely. […]

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 End of Life.

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 End of Life.

            Microsoft when they first launched Windows 10 said it would be the last major release of Windows and would simply update the versions. This is a similar model to how Google Chrome and other web browsers have been doing things for years now. Well a recent leak from Microsoft basically called this a lie. […]

What are LHR video cards?

What are LHR video cards?

First off, what does LHR stand for? It stands for: Low Hash Rate, and hash rate is a measure of the processing power of the video card specifically related to the cryptocurrency network. So why would you want a LHR video card? Well if you’ve been paying any sort of attention to the current market […]

QNAP and Ransomware

QNAP and Ransomware

QNAP is advising customers to update the HBS 3 disaster recovery app to block Qlocker ransomware attacks targeting their Internet-exposed Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. A massive Qlocker ransomware campaign started breaching QNAP NAS devices during the week of April 19, replacing victims’ files with password-protected 7-zip archives. While the attack vector was not known […]

Server or Cloud?

Server or Cloud?

                Small businesses have had the need for data sharing since the dawn of the computer age.  Where to put that data and how to share it effectively has usually been with the on-premise server.  Servers allow for storage redundancy, folder level permissioned sharing and effective backups.  Companies have relied on servers for years but, […]

Password Managers and You

Password Managers and You

Password managers are often recommended by security minded users and IT professionals because they make it easy for people to store long, complex passwords that are unique to hundreds or even thousands of accounts. Without use of a password manager, many people resort to weak passwords that are reused for multiple accounts. This is an […]

Be Aware of Ransomware

Be Aware of Ransomware

If you are not familiar with the term “Ransomware” it is very important that you become aware of the severity of this infection as it is the most catastrophic of infections you can possibly get on your system if you are a day to day computer user. A Ransomware attack can simply be caused by […]