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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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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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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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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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December 4, 2012 @ 12:30 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

Microsoft is having a difficult time with Windows8 and WindowsRT…  Companies and People arn’t buying it.  And, from the testing we’ve done so far, for good reason. But Microsoft is taking a decidedly interesting approach to slow sales of a product EVERYBODY has said they don’t need, don’t want, and they can’t really see any […]

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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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