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 […]
I’d heard some rumors and simply did not believe them. Microsoft is good at some things and lousy at others. What they are best at is making money! So the rumors that Microsoft would offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 made me laugh. But seriously, folks, it’s TRUE! According to their web site, they […]
I just got done helping a friend in Mequon with an Exchange server that would no longer work as an Exchange server. The Exchange services would not start. Fortunately, he had already figured out that a group policy was part of the problem. The IT guy who came before had tried to secure the network […]
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 […]
Merry Christmas to our friends and clients!
Thank you Veterans, for your service to our country.
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 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 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 […]
Happy 4th of July. Please be safe and enjoy the weekend. Take a little time to reflect on our country and the sacrifices many have made on our behalf.