Silicon Shortage Expected to Continue Through 2022

Silicon Shortage Expected to Continue Through 2022

            The overall consensus is that the new demand for high-end silicon products has introduced a shortage that will last until late 2021 or even into 2022. This doesn’t only affect the computer hardware space but many other industries are being affected by the demand for silicon. The biggest hit after the computer hardware space, […]

Upcoming Microsoft Office Changes

Upcoming Microsoft Office Changes

Microsoft has very recently made an announcement of some important changes that are coming to their Office suite. This is especially important for enterprise or what Microsoft refers to as “perpetual” users because they are stating starting the second half of this year plans to make major upgrades to their Office Suite however, they will […]

Verkada Mass Hack

Verkada Mass Hack

According to IPVM.com and based on Bloomberg reporting, cloud-based CCTV provider Verkada has suffered a mass hack that went as far as gaining root level access to the camera’s OS, theoretically allowing them to be jumping points to attack the rest of any exposed parts of the network. The article also claims that various Verkada […]

Malicious Mozilla Firefox Extension Allows Gmail Takeover

Malicious Mozilla Firefox Extension Allows Gmail Takeover

The malicious extension, FriarFox, snoops in on both Firefox and Gmail-related data. A newly uncovered cyberattack is taking control of victims’ Gmail accounts, by using a customized, malicious Mozilla Firefox browser extension called FriarFox. Researchers say the threat campaign, observed in January and February, targeted Tibetan organizations and was tied to TA413, a known advanced […]

Avoiding Scammers

Avoiding Scammers

Here at Frankenstein Computers we have seen another recent spike in customers calling regarding their computers being compromised by scammers and would like to take a moment to remind you how to avoid them.   Typically, when it comes to scammers using your computer to ‘get you’ they come in two different methods.  The most frequent reported method […]

Silver Sparrow Mac virus infects almost 30000

Silver Sparrow Mac virus infects almost 30000

There is a new infection targeting Mac computers named Silver Sparrow. This infection is unique in the fact that it runs on the newest processor types, as well as the more common Intel processors. It also has no actual payload, and does not actually perform any task other than to confirm that it can connect […]

Microsoft Application Guard

Microsoft Application Guard

Starting this week Microsoft has released what is called an Application Guard for their Office products which is a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents so attack codes embedded in malicious files are unable to reach the operating system or any of its applications. Microsoft announced the distribution of this product around 5 months […]

COVID-19 and Remoting In

COVID-19 and Remoting In

We’re all living through a shared experience, where everyone has been forced to navigate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. And in this new reality, far-reaching changes have been made to ensure public safety, some of which will continue well into the future. For example, amid the lockdowns and reduced economic activity, businesses were forced […]

Why you should not reuse passwords.

Why you should not reuse passwords.

This story originally appeared on Security Magazine. It is very important to not reuse passwords across sites, as a data breach on one site can cause a ripple effect as hackers try your logins they have gathered from one site on other sites. And breaches happen so often that it can be hard to keep […]