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 […]

Wait or Buy Now?

Wait or Buy Now?

NVIDIA and AMD are once again making launching their new hardware this final quarter of the year. NVIDIA has already made waves with their new RTX 3000 series GPUs, that promise at least 40% improvement over the previous generation. We’ll have to wait for independent reviews to know if that’s true or not but if […]

End-of-Life Support for Older Office 365 Apps

End-of-Life Support for Older Office 365 Apps

Microsoft very recently released a notification for Office 365 users that on October 13, 2020 they will no longer support older versions of Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services. Aside from the apps that will no longer be supported the good news is they release a list of apps they will continue to support. Those […]

Computer Repair Austin

Computer Repair Austin

Frankenstein Computers turns 21 this year! We can work on over 50 computers at the same time which means we can get your computer back to you even faster, especially during busy times. Now when you drop your computer off at Frankenstein Computers you can bet it will be up and on the bench with […]

Backups Backups Backups…

Backups Backups Backups…

It’s time for my semi-annual rant about backups.  I cannot stress highly enough the need for current and complete backups.  Hardware failure and ransomware are rampant in these crazy times and the chance of data loss is significant.  Please contact us at Frankenstein Computers and allow us to help get your data backed up before […]

RDP – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

RDP – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

By. Matthew Ragsdale – Frankenstein Computers, LLC. July, 2020 Almost every business has heard of RDP or otherwise known as Remote Desktop. This is a tool that many businesses use to remotely access their computers, even from home, and they have been using this technology for many years. Unfortunately, the security for this technology has […]