The Continued Importance of Security

The Continued Importance of Security

By Matthew Ragsdale, Frankenstein Computers As the months go by and as we continue to work with COVID, more and more of us are finding that we’re using our personal computers to access work assets, or we are relying on technology that we’re not completely comfortable with. Many are not aware of the vast security […]

An Extra Step Protects You From Scams

An Extra Step Protects You From Scams

            I’m sure a lot of you have come across emails from Netflix, Amazon, and other subscription based sites telling you that your subscription has expired, or that your payment didn’t go through. Most of these emails will include a “click here to resolve” button. DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT click on these […]

Outlook Asking for Password

Outlook Asking for Password

Are you a normal Microsoft Outlook user and have been running into issues with the application producing a pop up box that is constantly asking for you email password and you are unable to send/receive emails as well as unable to get the box to go away even after entering your password over and over? […]

5G and the New iPhone

5G and the New iPhone

Original blog from ITWorld.comCoverage is patchy, not all 5G networks are the same, and for most Apple customers in most places and on most networks, the speed increase you’ll get using it will be more like fast LTE than anything more profound.  So, what’s next for the much-ballyhooed 5G now that Apple’s introduced the iPhone […]

Chrome and Firefox fix big security bugs

Chrome and Firefox fix big security bugs

Google and Mozilla each upgraded their Chrome and Firefox browsers this week, squashing a number of security issues. Make sure your browsers are up to date. Several of the flaws allow remote code execution — i.e., hacking — by malicious websites, although the details are being kept under wraps so that actual crooks and spies […]

Microsoft Office Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Office Vulnerabilities

There has been a recent discovery that hackers have been working on attempts to abuse a decade old Microsoft Office flaw with the help of new creative email scams. If the scam is affective on a user’s workstation it will install a memory corruption bug that will execute a memory code which can allow attackers […]

US Hospital Hit With Ransomware Attack

US Hospital Hit With Ransomware Attack

Another hospital has been taken down by ransomware this past Sunday, this time in the US.  Universal Health Services, a hospital with multiple locations, has been taken down by ransomware early Sunday morning.  Staff at the hospital have been forced to go with paper for everything for the time being, as presently all of their […]

Videoconferencing Vendors Meeting Demand

Videoconferencing Vendors Meeting Demand

Among the many impacts of the worldwide coronavirus crisis are numerous travel restrictions and work-at-home mandates. This is leading to a rise in demand for videoconferencing and collaboration tools, as organizations look to keep the lines of communication and business information exchange open despite the physical separation of participants. Several vendors that provide these platforms […]

NVIDIA’S NEW POWER AND YOU

NVIDIA’S NEW POWER AND YOU

The GPU powerhouse NVIDIA has revealed their new proprietary 12-pin connector that will supposedly be featured on their new line of AMPERE cards. This new connector is coming ahead of the new ATX12VO power supplies set to launch later this year. Is NVIDIA just trying to stay ahead of the curve, or is this just […]

Ransomware Causes Patient Death

Ransomware Causes Patient Death

For the first time, the death of a patient is directly linked to a ransomware incident. Here’s what we know: By: Drex DeFordLast week, a woman in need of emergency medical care died because the hospital where she sought treatment was under cyber-attack. Düsseldorf University Clinic (DUC) was unable to admit the woman, so she was transferred to […]