Posts Tagged ‘OPENRSM’

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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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 11, 2014 @ 10:30 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT | Tags: , ,

In January new installs of Windows XP outpaced new installs of Windows 8! Which, on it’s face, seems odd. Windows XP is 14yrs old, it’s “End of Life” is April 8, 2014. And more people are installing XP than Windows 8. Don’t believe me? Check out BetaNews for the raw info.  This is telling us […]

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An intresting article came out yesterday in the blogs at Hewlett Packard about Malware, Viruses, etc. and the threat of them being “built in” to the computers and peripherals you buy.  And just what a threat it is. Which brings up an interesting situation for businesses and the liability they may incur as a result.  […]

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