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Keyloggers and What You Need to Know

Posted by on September 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm

Last year, Lawrence was hit with it’s first reported keylogger attack at KU.  It’s a problem sweeping the country.  The problem in Lawrence is mild compared to some schools. For example, one student changes his grades 90 times in a 21-month period along with five of his friends.  That article explains why schools are a […]

Security Thwarted Through Forgetfulness

Posted by on August 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm

I forget where my keys or wallet is all the time.  I’ve got Tile to help me with that.  I always know where my laptop is though.  Forgetful people can ruin the best security measures. For example, a lost USB flash drive in London caused a massive panic and Heathrow Airport.  That drive had critical security […]

Save Money on Every Technology Purchase

Posted by on July 22, 2018 at 8:41 pm

You already know how quickly technology changes.  As soon as you buy something, it seems like a newer version comes out and your system is already obsolete.  If you pay with a credit card though, you have some protections. We always recommend paying with a credit card for technology.  Almost all credit card companies double […]

The Science Behind Tech Support Scams

Posted by on July 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm

Tech Support Scams are a common problem we help our clients with.  It’s a significant part of our computer repair business in Lawrence and Kansas City.  Ever wonder how these criminals can steal so much money?  There’s science behind it. This rather dense academic study from Stony Brook University explains how the scams work.  They spent […]

Should You Get Rid of Old Accounts?

Posted by on June 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Online accounts seem to pile up like mismatched socks in a drawer.  Should you delete those extra accounts? If you’re concerned about security, I say yes.  Even if you use unique passwords everywhere as we recommend, you’re still at risk.  Hackers can use, let’s say, an old Yahoo email address to reset a password on […]

Locked Out of Your Google Account?

Posted by on May 20, 2018 at 8:57 pm

That question should strike fear into your heart.  I know it does mine.  That’s why I freaked when I read this article about one tech writer unable to access his account. The worst part of his story? He had no idea how he got locked out or how he got back in.  It all started with […]

Cheap Batteries Cause Fires

Posted by on May 13, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Batteries are one of the most common parts we see failing in laptops.  They’re a part that wears out, just like your car battery.  The problem is name-brand ones are expensive.  You can save 90% or more by buying generic.  Don’t. Although the news is full of examples of minor fires or personal injuries, few […]

Safely Cleaning Your Tech Items

Posted by on April 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm

Have you looked at your screen and keyboard lately?  Yuck!  It’s probably time to clean them.  Not all household products are good for electronics. We’ve got your covered though This slideshow from Cnet is one of the best guides I’ve seen out there.  It includes the less-than-obvious stuff like routers and your TV.  One thing they […]

When A Local Business Gets Hacked, It Hurts More

Posted by on April 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm

The past few years we keep hearing about the big companies like Equifax and Yahoo getting hacked.  That hurts us all.  The local businesses though get hacked much more often. The pain is a little different from them. This article explains some of those risks.  While I can’t tell you whom in Lawrence has suffered […]

Yes, Macs Get Viruses (and We Can Help)

Posted by on April 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Clients are commonly under the misconception that Macs don’t get viruses, or at least not PC viruses.  That was true back in the days of the “I’m a Mac” ad. In 2018, that simply isn’t true. In 2016, Mac malware (the general category for things like viruses, trojans etc.) grew by almost 75% according to this […]

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