Anthem Hacked (Blue Cross)

Hacked! Here’s another very large data breach. Anthem Inc. reports that hackers accessed a database with about 80 million records in it. If you are one of their customers (and even if you’re not), change your passwords. Change your passwords occasionally and don’t use the same password for everything. The article doesn’t mention HIPPA or […]

Poweliks Malware Removal

Poweliks Malware Removal I just got done cleaning a “Poweliks” infection from a client’s PC in Muskego. It went undetected by two anti-virus / anti-malware products. Symptoms of this Trojan horse include slow performance, high disk activity, lots of connections displayed when you type netstat at a command prompt, and powershell appears in task manager […]

A Better Backup and Business Continuity Solution

Better Backup and Business Continuity Solution We have added a new backup and business continuity solution! It’s an on-site backup appliance that backs up entire servers as virtual images.  Those images are replicated to a data center for off-site backup.   By backing up your server in a virtual format, this is not just a backup solution, but a business […]

iPhone Tips

iPhone Tips The web is full of this kind of stuff, but this article had some really useful things in it. Two of my favorites: When typing, at the end of a sentence, just hit space twice. It will automatically put in a period, a space and turn caps on for the next sentence. In […]

Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life – Plan Now!

Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life Remember the Windows XP obsolescence earlier this year?  Remember how it would go un-patched and expose you to liability for data loss? Well, the same thing is going to happen with Windows Server 2003.  Microsoft declared it will be unsupported as of July 14, 2015. Servers cost a lot more than […]