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Biggest Online Security Threat is You

Published on September 16, 2018 By dgreenbaum

We can put the best antivirus on your computer (Malwarebytes), but ultimately they’re ineffective you work around them. It’s not just phishing attempts. There’s a whole bunch of reasons humans mess everything up. Phishing is Getting More Sophisticated Most of us know not to click that link pretending to be from Amazon or our local […]

Keyloggers and What You Need to Know

Published on September 9, 2018 By dgreenbaum

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

Published on August 5, 2018 By dgreenbaum

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 […]

Computer Security For Business Owners

Published on July 29, 2018 By dgreenbaum

If you own your own business, you’re responsible for your company’s computer security.  When there’s a breach, it’s your name in the newspaper.  We can help protect you, but ultimately it comes down to the business owner. This blog post does an excellent job of giving bite-sized (or tweetable) tips from a non-technical perspective.  That best […]

Should You Get Rid of Old Accounts?

Published on June 10, 2018 By dgreenbaum

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 […]

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, […]

Protecting Your Business Page on Facebook

Published on May 10, 2016 By dgreenbaum

Although we aren’t social media consultants, we find that Facebook problems are part of the computer repair business here in Lawrence, Kansas. Often these problems are hacks, hijacking, or vandalism of a web page. For many businesses, a Facebook page is a key way to interact with customers and promote their business. They’re devastated by […]

Computer Security the human element

Published on December 4, 2011 By dgreenbaum

While this recent Wall Street Journal article ( talks about how big corporations are infiltrated due to the trusting nature of employees, I suspect for the small office and home office user the problem is even more pervasive, yet undocumented. A few weeks ago, I wrote about this risk, yet I continue to get emails […]

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