No internet? Google Mobile App hidden game…

No internet? Google Mobile App hidden game…

Although free Wi-Fi and wireless network connections are typically available, there are still plenty of times where you might find yourself without an internet connection on your smartphone.  Luckily, Google has got you covered: there’s a new hidden game inside the Google app that can be played without a data connection. In fact, the best […]

ASUS SOFTWARE UPDATE ATTACK HACK

ASUS SOFTWARE UPDATE ATTACK HACK

ASUS announced that hackers have apparently placed backdoor access, though the company’s own software update program, found on new ASUS systems.  While something similar happened last year with ASUS’ Live Update tool this attack actually affects much less people. They estimate about 600 computers specifically targeted, though your system may have been affected despite not […]

Summer system build, is it time to upgrade?

Summer system build, is it time to upgrade?

With CES and Computex now finally out of the way and all manufacturer chips on the table what does this mean for someone looking to upgrade or even build a new system? Well now is by far the best time of the year. Intel has all their CPUs on the board, which isn’t saying much […]

Frankenstein Computers turns 20 this year!

Frankenstein Computers turns 20 this year!

We would like to thank all of our wonderful clients as we close in on our 20th year. We continue to strive to be the best IT company around every day, every call, every crisis. It’s simple, we treat our clients the same we we would like to be treated. We can work on over […]

Apple Inc. Recalls some MacBook Pros

Apple Inc. Recalls some MacBook Pros

Apple Inc. Recalls some MacBook Pros Apple Inc. has recalled some MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to a “battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk.” The Cupertino, California-based technology giant said in a statement that it is asking customers to stop using the computers. The problem affects […]

Cashing In on Crime: GandCrab May End, But The Threat of Ransomware Continues

Cashing In on Crime: GandCrab May End, But The Threat of Ransomware Continues

Cashing In on Crime: GandCrab May End, But The Threat of Ransomware Continues They say crime doesn’t pay, but clearly the architects behind GandCrab ransomware didn’t get that memo. They recently announced they were retiring thanks to the money they’ve made encrypting victims’ computers. At the beginning of June, operators of the notorious GandCrab strain […]

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 […]