Category Archives: Security

Cyber Attack on Business: Patient Nude Photos and Data Stolen

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…
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Gmail Phishing Attack

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".…
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Updated: Tech Support Scams

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…
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Public WiFi Security

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…
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WiFi Router Security: Firmware Concerns Continue

As much as we'd like it to be, some business and home internet equipment isn't "set it and forget it" hardware because of internet security issues. WiFi routers, like computers, do need regular maintenance. WiFi routers have firmware, the permanent internal software that's programmed into the on-board memory of the router. That firmware can be exploited…
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VPN Options For Tech Devices

You're sitting in a coffee shop working on your laptop and you see others there on their laptops as well. You ask yourself, "Is anyone trying to hack my computer while I'm here?". If you aren't asking that question, you should be. The use of free public WiFi access does present security challenges. All of the…
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Home and Business WiFi Security

Wifi, what is it and why is security important? WiFi. We've all heard of it, but do you really know what it is, how it works? It's definitely a safety thing that we need to pay attention to. Host: With us is Tom Vodak, Operations Manager with Madison Geeks, thank you for joining us. Tom:…
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Hackers and Windows 10 Popups

Computer users today need to be vigilant to internet hackers who are out to steal your money and date. The topic came up with Kahlal "KC" Cunningham of Madison Geeks during a recent Girl Talk broadcast here in Madison. He offered some good advice on how to protect yourself. Last time we saw you Kahlal…
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Managing Kids and Technology

"Technology is ruining my children!" "They won't get off the screens!" "Computers make kids fat!" We've all heard parents' war cries against technology and probably have been among those frustrated trying to parent effectively in the age of technology, but if done right, you can turn technology from an enemy into an ally. There are…
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Beware Internet Scams

Make sure everyone in your company is aware of how internet phishing scams work to keep your company from being a victim. Plus, advice on how to take care of new laptop and other Lithium batteries for long life. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTAQjZCkwIQ&t=6s[/embed] Kahlal "KC" Cunningham of Madison Geeks appeared on a January 2016 Channel 57 CW57 WIFS…
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