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COVID-19 "Corona Virus" Guidance

Rather than allow our customers to be “scared out of their wits” OR have “wishful complacency”; our team has gathered the latest information about what other companies are doing, what real reported data is showing, and some on-point facts about COVID-19 and actions to take and consider. First – A Few Facts that we’re learning […]

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February 27, 2020 @ 12:21 pm | Category:Kansas City IT News, News, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Under the realm of “Better to be prepared for the Worst” we’ve been watching events in China and abroad and thinking of how this may affect our business customers, partners, and others. And, yes, this is centered on COVID-19 (the Corona Virus) and steps all organizations should be thinking about and acting upon not only […]

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February 20, 2015 @ 3:47 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, Kansas City IT Support | Tags: No tags

  In a move that defines the term “monumental stupidity”, Lenovo has been delivering laptops with pre-installed adware that totally exposes their customers data since last fall. Built into Lenovo’s version of Windows is a piece of adware called “Superfish”.  This software intercepts advertising being delivered from pages you visit and replaces it with their […]

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September 11, 2014 @ 11:59 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News | Tags: , ,

Centurylink is having issues in Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois today… Here’s the map:

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There was (is) a huge outage on the Time Warner Internet Access Network this morning.  Starting around 4:30am a maintenance upgrade has gone horribly wrong.  Which is to say, if your on Time Warner Cable it’s likely you can’t read this (until your service is restored, anyway). Here’s the constantly updating map of the Time […]

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Oh, don’t get us wrong..  We love being able to update systems at the click of a mouse!  But, having systems updates just “happen” is rarely a good idea.  And Microsoft has shown us all why in a big way. This past “Patch Tuesday” update from Microsoft is causing Windows7, Windows8, and Server2013 systems to […]

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It appears that the “Russian Mob” has pulled off something big…  Stealing 1.2 Billion (yes, with a B) usernames and passwords from a wide range of sites. Anytime something like this happens, OPENRSM suggests you change everything.  Including usernames, passwords, on all accounts and computers. The New York Times has the story….    

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It’s pretty well known that many websites make an effort to track you online.  Even when your not on their site!  But, just how much tracking is going on? We decided to do a “quick and dirty” look at a few popular websites to see just how many different trackers are deployed.  And, it’s not […]

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June 19, 2014 @ 8:07 pm | Category:Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: , ,

Another day, another sad story about a big company losing customers private information, and not telling anyone about it. In April, AT&T confirms employees of an outside contractor hacked customers’ information including Social Security numbers.  The contractors employees attempted to unlock phones to put them on another network.  Did they sell the names/SSNs?  Nobody (including […]

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Have you noticed that when you search for something on Ebay, Amazon, Google, that the advertising on pages seem to know what you’ve been looking for?  For Example, look up “LED 3051 Strips” on Google and suddenly ads for lighting fixtures, Ebay auctions, LED suppliers and the like now appear on every page you look […]

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