Quadriga CryptoCurrency Boondoggle
Quadriga CryptoCurrency Boondoggle: it has everything, lost passwords, missing funds, cyrptocurrency intrigue, mysterious death in a faraway land. Quadriga CryptoCurrency Boondoggle Earlier this month several news agencies reported that more than $400,000 in Quadriga cryptocurrency was locked/lost in a cold wallet after it’s CEO died unexpectedly in India. The widow claimed that the CEO took… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday February 2019
Patch Tuesday February 2019: all the security news you need this month for your small business. Hot Flash and Adobe Agony As usual there is a security update for Adobe Flash. But the real excitement is the boatload of critical and important security fixes for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for both Windows and Mac. More… (0 comment)

Office 2019 versus Office 365
Office 2019: Microsoft has released what they’re calling their last standalone version of Office. And then they released a video dissing it compared to their Office 365 offering. There just couldn’t be a new Office launch without Microsoft doing something screwy. As far back as Office 97, Microsoft has been confusing their customers with different… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday November 2018
Patch Tuesday November 2018: all the patch and security news you need for your small business. Windows 10 Fall Update The Windows 10 Fall Update, originally slated for release in mid October, has been pulled again by Microsoft. The third attempt at a stable build was another failure. You have to wonder about Microsoft’s commitment… (0 comment)

The Haunting of Workstation 16
I,  Sarah Millin, longtime IT consultant, retell the strange events that occurred which I call the haunting of workstation 16. I have changed only the name of my client to preserve their privacy. On a late October afternoon, I was called to one of my client’s offices. This client, normally calm, was clearly agitated and… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday October 2018
Patch Tuesday October 2018: all the security news you need for your small business computing. Microsoft Updates Microsoft released fixes for 49 security flaws across all it’s products including 12 flaws listed a critical. Microsoft patched all version of Office, yes that includes Mac versions. There were also updates for Edge, Windows 10, 8 and… (0 comment)

Click Here To Kill Everybody Book Review
Click Here To Kill Everybody Book Review: even the author Bruce Schneier admits the title is clickbait. Is all our technology so interconnected that someone could click here to kill everybody? Schneier opens his book with three scenarios of how technology could kill. Hackers could remotely disable car brakes, take over steering and even turn… (0 comment)

Whoosh! Screen Cleaner Review
One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is how dirty their screens get. And how quickly given we touch screens all the time. I get asked what is the safest way to clean the screen (be it mobile, wearable tech, desktop or laptop). Most window cleaning products contain ammonium which etches the screen… (0 comment)

Windows 10 Fall Update 2018
Windows 10 Fall Update 2018: every 6 months Microsoft releases a major update to Windows 10. Normally the new versions show up in April and October. What’s in the Windows 10 Fall Update 2018? Microsoft added Night Mode for folks who are bright sensitive some time ago but this version of Windows 10 features a… (0 comment)

Hacked or Scraped?
Regularly I find someone saying “I’ve been hacked” and when I get more details it turns out they’ve been scraped. What’s the difference? Hacked or Scraped? Today on Facebook a friend posted “I’ve been hacked. Don’t accept friend requests from me”. In this case, a hacker has scraped her photo and personal details to create… (0 comment)

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