A cyber attack on a plastic surgery chain in Europe has that company realizing how important it was to ensure their business network and data was secure. Over 25,000 private patient photos and personal data was taken during a hack of the Lithuanian businesses servers earlier this year. According to a AP report, Police said a hacking…Read more
About: Tom Vodak
A technology geek for years, Tom is also a professional journalist and videographer after working for over 30 years in radio and television in Wisconsin, Texas and Illinois. For 10 years he served as News Director for KTAB KRBC TV in Abilene, Texas. He personally uses 7 technology devices (smartphones, laptop, tablet, desktops) on a daily basis.
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In the wake of last week's global ransomware attack, the time is now to make sure your computer operating systems are updated or upgraded. The WannaCry ransomware program spread globally very quickly. It was able to compromise computers still running the Microsoft Windows XP operating system along with versions of Windows 8 and older versions of…Read more
A Gmail phishing attack had users fooled for a time this week. The attack revolved around Gmail users receiving an email from a contact who was on their trusted contact list which asked them to open a Google Doc. From there they were asked to give permissions to a fake third-party Google App named "Google Docs".…Read more
Disaster planning is top of mind here in Wisconsin this week as it's Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Governor Scott Walker. Wisconsin Emergency Management encourages everyone to be ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather. The state averages 23 tornadoes annually, according to the National Weather Service. In 2016 there were…Read more
It was nice knowing you Windows Vista. After today, April 11, 2017, Microsoft no longer provides extended support for the Vista operating system. There are just under one percent of all the desktop computers running a Windows operating system which still operated on Vista. Recently I came across one of our business clients recently who still…Read more
This past week we worked with one of our many commercial customers. They operate a large plant and has several servers which operate equipment in their facility. They were not able to boot up a server which operated a BIG piece of equipment what was now holding up production. When we built their server several…Read more
Tech Support Scams Are Out There Again we've received more phone calls from people who have been affected by scam artists who are using our name to get you to pay for supposed "computer repairs". A woman from Illinois contacted us today regarding a small charge on her credit card that was for a PayPal…Read more
We Geeks join our fellow geeks around the world in celebrating PI Day today (March 14th), 3-4 you know. Pi Day is named in honor of the number itself, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which rounds up to about 3.14 if you're an average geek. If you're a mathalete,…Read more
While convenient, WiFi in coffee shops, malls, libraries airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are often not secure. If you use public WiFi and send information through mobile applications on your smartphone or websites on your laptop or tablet, it might be accessed by someone else. On a recent Girl Talk Segment we discussed…Read more
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a Sony VAIO battery recall has been expanded. It involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony’s VAIO Series laptop computers. Sony has expanded the number of affected battery packs under this recall from a previous 2016 recall. All total 24,000 units are affected. The…Read more
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