Tag Archive

Just Say No to KRACK

Published on October 22, 2017 By dgreenbaum

You’ve probably heard about this new wireless hack called KRACK.  Just what we need after all the frustrations with Equifax! Don’t panic, just be on alert. Our trusted friends at Malwarebytes did an excellent overview of the likely risks to the average users.  In a nutshell, when a wireless network asks for a password to connect, […]

How to Block Scammers and Telemarketers on Your iPhone

Published on October 1, 2017 By dgreenbaum

Since Apple introduced iOS 10, they’ve included a way to identify and block annoying calls.  They haven’t advertised this feature well and that’s a shame. If you’re using a newer AT&T iPhone, I recommend their Call Protect app. It blocks calls from even ringing your phone.  I’m using it on my iPhone SE and love […]

Why Do We Recommend Ad-Blockers?

Published on August 13, 2017 By dgreenbaum

Ads have always been part of the Internet. Now, they’re sometimes dangerous rather than just annoying, with malware-laden ads sometimes infecting ad networks.  Just like broadcast TV, ads also help pay for content. Today, these ads are a major source of work for us. It’s time you blocked them Malvertising:  The Problem Malvertising is a […]

Beware When you Fire Your Computer Repair Person

Published on July 30, 2017 By dgreenbaum

When you fire an employee, you ask for the keys back.  If for some reason they refuse, you hire a locksmith and change the locks.  With computers, it isn’t that easy. A recent story explains what happens when only one person has key passwords.  The entire company was locked out and the employer was forced to […]

Don’t be like Jon Snow, Protect Your Emails like a Khalessi

Published on July 16, 2017 By dgreenbaum

I suspect you’re watching Game of Thrones right now (yes I wrote this in advance).  Fortunately, no major spoilers leaked this time.  There’s a reason for that:  cast and crew had special email protections. No they weren’t dragons and the Night’s Watch had nothing to do with it.  Rather, it was something that those of us […]

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 […]

Copyright © DoctorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence Kansas |   intrepidity Theme by Top Blog Formula on WordPress |   Log In