Archive for Technical

Windows 11 update may not be easy

It looks like Microsoft is requiring many features that older computers do not support. They are going to force an update cycle on equipment. This may not be the best time for it as chips are in heavy demand and production is short for these. This is the error message my computer gave during windows […]

Recently Outlook issues displaying email content

On 5/12/2021 mid morning I started having issues reading mail. I had not done any updates so I was not sure how this started. I am not using Exchange or Office 365 mail for most of my mail but yet I was having this issue. I got a call later in the day from another […]

Idiots point of view on the Colonial pipeline shutdown

I am not an expert in the movement of Fuel in the US, but in the tech industry we always are supposed to have backup plans. The issue I see here is a failure to think. The company computers were hacked causing a shutdown on their transportation business. So in good planning what would be […]

FB hacked again

533 Million Users It appears that FB was hacked and users phone data has been released. This data includes Phone Numbers, Facebook IDs, Full Names, Locations, Birthdates, Bios and possible eMail Addresses. This is according to an article in MarketWatch https://www.marketwatch.com/story/533-million-facebook-users-phone-numbers-and-personal-data-reported-leaked-online-11617475820?mod=mw_more_headlines. They also breakdown the exposure of 533 Million: 32 million US 11 million UK […]

Do you feel like your company security is good.

Workers are not convinced companies are secured from virus attacks…

AOC Warranty Farce

Please republish this on social media sites I want to make sure AOC gets the message. 3-year warranty failure AOC claims in their ads to have a 3-year warranty. I am not just a customer but I am a reseller/retailer and recently got burned by the “So-called Warranty”. In the basic brochure that came with […]

Social Engineers hack Disney Plus days after it starts streaming.

How long does it take to get an account attacked in new streaming service? It seems the answer would be only a few hours after launch. In reviewing news over the weekend ZDNet published a story about the latest hacks. With almost 10 Million users in a few hours or so it is no wonder […]

April 2019 Outlook.com compromised!

Microsoft indicated that it was a limited number of Outllook.com accounts.

Can you be forced to give access to your cell phone by police

Biometrics vs Password or Passcode? Allowing law enforcement access to your cell phone or being compelled to do so. The controversy in the courts is an interesting story.One of the more interesting parts is the difference between passcode usage and biometrics. You may want to think twice about not using a passcode. Take a read […]

Holiday shuffle did you accidently make data go away?

Data Recovery Looking for a tool to try to recover lost data (accidentally deleted)? This tool may be just the thing you need. There are many tools out there to choose from.  This tool came as a suggestion from a long time client. He said he was able to recover lost data from a drive […]

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