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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 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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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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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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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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Ever wonder why there seems to always be a PC that’s slow, infected, issuing pop-ups, redirecting your Google searches, etc? It’s because they’re infected!  “But we have anti-virus installed on all our machines” is the usual self-denial cycle that sets in.  Usually followed with “why can’t you keep this from happening?  Your the expert here?”.  […]

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