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To Zoom or Not to Zoom, That is the Question

TweetIn the last two months, the world as we know it has changed. A LOT. With millions of people under lockdown or shelter-in-place orders, a lot of things have changed. Not the least of which was a burning need to hoard, or all things… TOILET PAPER What the hell, people? Seriously, if you need 200+ Continue Reading

Why Shipboard Internet is a Bad Investment

TweetWe travel a lot. We have visited 20+ countries and counting.  We like cruise ships because we don’t have to pack and unpack every day and schlep a half ton (seems like it anyway) of luggage up and down stairs, narrow hallways, cobblestone streets every.single.day.  Because we’ve done exactly this.  A LOT.  But on a Continue Reading

Don’t Do This To Your Computer Number 6743

TweetYou Don’t Need A Bunch of Add-Ons For Your Browser Ever Yesterday a client brought me a computer that from the description had the browser hijacked. Well that was just the tip of the iceberg. This poor computer took 5 minutes to load.  It is a Dell Inspiron 23 all-in-one running Windoze 10.  It’s an Continue Reading

Increased Number of Emotet Command and Control IP Addresses Identified

Tweet Today’s security alert Upon receiving the FBI’s latest alert, I thought I’d pass it along. Increased Number of Emotet Command and Control IP Addresses Identified Summary In early June 2019, Emotet, an advanced modular banking Trojan, attempted to communicate with 214 command and control (C2) IPaddresses for initial instructions, indicating cyber actors recently made Continue Reading

Why We Moved Away From Network Solutions

TweetA long time ago and far far away… At the dawn of the Internet there was InterNic The godfather of domain name registration When I first began coding websites in 1995, InterNic was the only domain name registrar on the planet.  They were competent.  You could reach someone who knew their job and they were Continue Reading

Windoze Ten Update From Hell – Redux

TweetTales From The Trenches March 16, 2019 Windoze Update Does It Again The latest Windoze 10 update (version 1809) has been wreaking havoc all week. I’ve had 3 machines in as many days that went casters up after the latest update. No Boot Scenarios. Different for each machine but clearly the result of an update. Continue Reading

Animoto Data Breach Alert

Tweet Dark Web Data Exposure Alert   If anyone here is using – or has been using an Animoto product (video editing tools) you need to check what password you are using for that account.   If it is the same as ANY OTHER ACCOUNTS you have… CHANGE THEM ALL TODAY!   There has been Continue Reading

If You Thought You Were Safe – Odds Are You’re Not

TweetI subscribe to a service that lets me know when my personal info is compromised. And I have some bad news for you. If you thought you were safe – odds are you’re not. The latest data breach was epic. The data compromised could trigger an identity theft problem for you and everyone else you Continue Reading