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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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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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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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It seems to be Apple’s turn in the data wars between “fast buck” artists and real companies. Apple iPhones/Pads are locking up all over Australia and the UK and being held for ransom by a scammer that has managed to gain control of the devices.  Apple has yet to comment but incidents in the US […]

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Last nite, an official PayPal blogpost contained nothing but a title…  “eBay, Inc. to Ask All eBay users to Change Passwords.”.  Which was quickly taken down only after being tweeted and posted to Facebook many times.  Later, Ebay reported on it’s own official blog that their corporate network security had been breached…  In late February […]

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February 16, 2014 @ 1:31 am | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News | Tags: No tags

The popular crowd source finance site Kickstarter was hacked!  In an email received today, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler stated “On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data.” Now, think about this for a second.  First, Kickstarter knew this […]

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March 13, 2013 @ 11:05 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News | Tags: No tags

In every business there is always the “Oh Crap”! moment when a PC get’s infected with something.  And some more often than others.  What to do? Well, using a quality set of firewall/filters/anti-virus is part of the solution.  And more than likely the only parts of the solution you’ve heard about.  But, there’s a whole […]

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November 14, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

It seems that AT&T is playing games with it’s new “Usage Billing” forumlas.  And it’s not pretty. We spotted this article on Slashdot today.  One that our customers that utilize AT&T services should be very concerned with.  You see, AT&T is now billing for how much data you consume.  Which, on it’s face, sounds reasonable.  […]

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November 8, 2012 @ 7:42 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

Yes, you heard me right.  And HotHardware.com is reporting it, and Microsoft is confirming it.  Windows8 paid applications contain advertising.  Right now ads f or Coca Cola, Ford, and Samsung have signed up (among others) that will  show up in applications (like Finaance, Weather, News, etc.). With a “normal” operating system and applications (that you […]

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It has come to our attention that there are serious flaws that have been identified in Sophos Anti-Virus by security researchers at Google. OPENRSM has never used, nor provided, Sophos Anti-Virus.  And it seems that our own internal evaluation to not provide or support Sophos has been sustained (for additional reasons) by Google. You can […]

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