There is hot debate over the necessity of ejecting USB devices before removing them. Which side are you on?   Popular Science decided to heat up the summer by stirring the pot. They published an article titled Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out? This led to fierce […]

Failure to change a default router password has led to sensitive military information being stolen.   It’s been discovered that a hacker is selling sensitive military documents online. Those documents include maintenance course books for servicing MQ-9 Reaper drones, an M1 ABRAMS tank operation manual, a crewman training and survival manual, a document detailing platoon […]

Changes are coming to the product support forum   Effective starting in July of 2018, Microsoft will no longer provide product support for a number of devices. Microsoft Agent Michelle Mad posted this message in the Microsoft Community: Hello,   Effective July 2018, the Microsoft Community forums listed below will shift support scope and Microsoft […]

Regular maintenance helps your computer perform at its best.   Just like a car, regular maintenance is necessary in order to keep your computer functioning at its very best. While basic computer maintenance isn’t difficult, it’s often overlooked. 1.) Dust Removal. The easiest and most vital maintenance a computer needs performed is a thorough cleaning. […]

Where to go to listen to and remove what Amazon’s Alexa has recorded in your home.   Amazon’s Alexa is always listening for wake words. As was previously discussed in a prior blog post, one family found out the hard way that not all of what Alexa is listening to are things you want her […]

Basic wipes can’t guarantee a full removal of data – here’s what can.   With how quickly technology becomes obsolete, it’s common to have older computers stored around the house that are no longer being used. When disposing or selling those old electronics, it’s important to completely remove all of your personal information. The market […]

Times have changed and the NIST has updated their password recommendations to meet today’s challenges.   With the rise in hacker abilities and the continuing advancements in technology, it’s important to keep up with the best practice recommendations regarding passwords and security. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated their password guidelines and […]

SIP beats out PRI in terms of reliability, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. Primary Rate Interface (PRI) is the old go-to method for telephone service to big businesses that have a digital PBX system. PRI operates within the ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) system for the transmission of voice and data between your network and a user. […]

The Google Chrome update includes a stronger pop-up blocker and website audio muting availability   When Google released their latest version of Chrome recently, they included some great features that you may have missed because the user interface didn’t change a bit. These hidden gems are working hard behind the scenes to keep your internet […]

Malwarebytes protection update caused massive spikes in memory usage A protection update that Malwarebytes published Saturday caused some serious side effects when the product spiked memory usage and crashes across their customer base. They sent out an update to resolve the issue automatically for customers, but if you’re still noticing problems with Malwarebytes using massive […]