A significant vulnerability in the security for wireless communication (WPA2), has been discovered. the vulnerability is called KRACK. A hacker using this vulnerability could access your usernames, passwords, and any other information sent over wireless communication. The hacker could also Continue reading Wi-Fi Vulnerability
Recently, Equifax-the giant credit scoring agency-revealed that they suffered a breach of their computer systems, and that about 182 million records may have been compromised. I’m guessing 182 million includes just about everyone with a credit file. The compromised information Continue reading Equifax Breach, Recommended Vendors
Friends, I want to keep you informed and protected. Last week, a very malicious piece of malware was released, that affects Windows computers and servers. It’s called “Petya”. The good news is if you’re a member of our Monitoring/Update, or Continue reading Petya Malware-What You Need To Know
There’s been a lot of talk about the newest malware called WannaCry that encrypts files on Windows computers. This malware does not affect Macs. It’s a nasty virus that eludes most security software and holds your files hostage unless you Continue reading WannaCry Malware-What You Need To Know
Introducing Lamorinda Technology, Inc. As of January 1, 2017, we will be changing our corporate name to Lamorinda Technology, Inc. Why Change the Name? We love the name Nerd4Rent-it’s playful and communicates what we do clearly. However, we have known Continue reading Holiday Security Tips; Introducing Lamorinda Technology
Ransomware is a growing threat! Don’t be a victim. Our client Bill received an email with an invoice attached. He clicked on the invoice to open it and quickly bypassed a couple of warning pop-ups. Immediately, some malicious code contained Continue reading Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks
Don’t want your computer to upgrade to Windows 10? We don’t recommend upgrading to Windows 10. If you buy a new computer with Windows 10, that’s fine, but upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can cause problems. Windows 10 Continue reading How To Stop Windows 10 Upgrades
Meet Anne. (not her real name). Anne runs a busy accounting office from her home. She called in a sheer panic one April, because her hard drive died. Unfortunately for Anne, this happened just as tax filing season was near an Continue reading How To Protect Your Computer And Data From Viruses, Crashes And Other Problems
Everyone knows that your computer needs anti-virus protection. What about your phone or tablet? Phones and tablets are computers, and there are bad guys out there writing viruses and password-stealing programs, with the intention of stealing your money, holding your Continue reading Does Your Phone/Tablet Need Anti-Virus?
All of us need to be away from home or the office occasionally for: vacation, business meetings, training etc. One of the big questions we all face is: do I want to be reachable by email or phone while away? You Continue reading Tips for Getting off The Grid
During the summer months, many parents and relatives are considering which computer to purchase for the student in their lives. Summer is a good time to purchase the new computer, so your student can have it setup and ready once school Continue reading Computer Choices For The Student In Your Life
Windows 10 is coming this Summer, and it includes some interesting and worthwhile changes. We believe most users should upgrade. Why? 1. The Start Menu is Back! One of the design changes that confused people the most was the elimination Continue reading Should you upgrade to Windows 10?
What will you do when Support ends for Windows XP and Office 2003 on April 8th? And why you shouldn’t leave your computer exposed…. If you’re using a computer with Windows XP, we strongly suggest that you replace it by Continue reading End of Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 April 8th
Logmein, a very popular service that allows you to access your computer remotely, has abruptly and without notice, discontinued their free service, leaving users hanging. If you are affected by this change, you can try other free services, such as Continue reading How to Replace LogMeIn Remote Computer Service
Great App for Computer, Phone and Tablet: Evernote: Nerd Rating: 5 stars Ever wanted a place to store all those little notes that get lost so easily? Let me introduce you to Evernote. Evernote is a free app that organizes all Continue reading Great App for Computers, Phone and Tablet Helps Keep Life in Order