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Our Policy Towards Password Resets and Password Recovery

Published on January 16, 2017 By dgreenbaum

One popular question we get at DoctorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence is “Can you recover my password?” Many times it’s an innocent problem, but we always play it safe. Photo by IntelFreePress – http://flic.kr/p/dxdmTX Why Do You Get Locked Out of Your Computer? The most common reason is plain forgetfulness. You haven’t used it in […]

Cryptolocker: the most dangerous virus ever created (not a hoax)

Published on January 5, 2014 By dgreenbaum

Although we haven’t had a client yet with this virus, it’s the scariest and most damaging virus I’ve encountered in my entire professional career and I’ve been there since the beginning http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/winvir.shtml This article explains how it works and a a more detailed explanation here but basically you download the virus via an attachement or […]

Secure your WiFi or else!

Published on December 11, 2011 By dgreenbaum

Having a secure wi-fi connection is important for a variety of reasons. Interlopers can slow down your internet connection and cause you bandwidth overage charges. Here are two interesting stories I came across about how an open wireless connection has caused problems. In this link a police officer was using a variety of neighbors’ wifi […]

What Department of Homeland Security taught me part 4: Why I even care?

Published on April 17, 2011 By dgreenbaum

For the past few weeks, I’ve blogged about my experience with the Department of Homeland Security and a DHS Enhanced Critical Infrastructure Protection (ECIP) Assessment.  You might ask why the heck I’m blogging about this?  I’m a computer repair guy in Lawrence, Kansas so why am I discussing suspect behaviors and doing background checks on […]

What the Department of Homeland Security taught me (part 1)

Published on March 21, 2011 By dgreenbaum

Last week I participated in a Department of Homeland Security DHS Enhanced Critical Infrastructure Protection (ECIP) Assessment for a local organization I am involved in. I’d rather not name it for security reasons, but I spent pretty much the entire day there with a DHS representative, a Lawrence Police Detective, and other persons. This is […]

Quick Tip: Facebook Security

Published on January 2, 2011 By dgreenbaum

How many times have you walked away from your computer and realized you left your Facebook logged in?  If you are a teenager, your parents are thrilled you did, but if you are a parent, do you want your kids to take a peek? What if you realize you left it open at a cybercafe […]

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