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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’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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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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