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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 […]

This Windows Tool Could Put Us Out of a Job?

Published on September 2, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With a recent Windows 10 Update, Microsoft included a pretty cool tool to fix (or at least warn you) of problems with your PC.  I jest about putting us out of a job.  We’ll still be fixing PCs and Macs, but this tool makes our job easier. It’s the Microsoft “Device Performance and Health Report”. […]

Computer Protection Plans Aren’t What They Seem

Published on August 26, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Generally, we’re not big fans of extended warranties.  Computers depreciate too quickly to make it worthwhile. The exception being AppleCare.  Apple repairs are not only expensive, but Apple products retain their value longer. The other thing we’ve found is that companies exclude all sorts of stuff from these warranties.  It’s so bad that BestBuy is […]

Be Careful Who Repairs your Phone!

Published on August 19, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Our primary focus is computer repair in Lawrence, KS.  We don’t do mobile phones at all.  We do get calls, daily, about mobile repair. Too often the caller wants to know the lowest price.  That’s a bad strategy.  The cheap often comes out expensive as my Mom used to say.  A lousy repair isn’t just […]

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 […]

Save Money on Every Technology Purchase

Published on July 22, 2018 By dgreenbaum

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

Published on July 1, 2018 By dgreenbaum

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 […]

Overselling Internet Service Now Illegal

Published on June 24, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Well, at least in the UK.  Gotta leave it to those Brits for holding their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) accountable. Last year, the regulatory authorities in the UK announced they’ll make sure that the speeds a company promotes are what the customer gets.  They’re always a little variation, but you can’t sell and advertise Jumbo […]

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