Category Archives: Opinion

Trusting Lenovo? Read on


Lenovo’s had a bit of a rough run in the past year, given the glaring mistake of shipping software on their laptops with spyware in it. Now it seems they have some new issues. Lenovo intentionally ships laptop with flaws (via … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a spam scam


We often get calls from clients in a panic asking about strange emails they’ve received and whether or not they are legit. We can usually answer just from a description of the email if it’s a fake scam or something real. … Continue reading

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The threat we can’t defend you from – yourself


If you follow tech news in the slightest, you may have read the story about how a French television network, TV5Monde,  had the signals for 11 of its stations hacked and taken off air for a period of time. Hackers … Continue reading

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Mitigating the Risk of Resumes


We recently posted about ransomware and how a client of ours was hit with a version of CryptoWall that had come masked in an emailed zip file that was supposed to be a resume. Something very simple and something that … Continue reading

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Data Destruction – Why should I care?


One of our Value Added Services to our clients has been our FREE recycling of electronics. This includes all computers, TVs, printers, servers, network gear and copper or aluminum cabling. One of the questions we get regularly surrounds the issue … Continue reading

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Ransomware – how to avoid learning about honour among thieves


We recently had a client hit with CryptoWall 3.0. If you haven’t heard of it, or its earlier variation, Cryptolocker, then you should listen up. This is a new and quite nasty version of malware that can hit your system … Continue reading

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The threat of crapware – it’s not just Lenovo


If you’ve been hearing the name Lenovo a lot more than usual lately, in mainstream media and not just tech news, there is a reason for it…and not a good one. It appears that Lenovo has become a victim of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!


It has been a crazy year. It has been a year of landmarks for us and major changes. In remembering the year, I had to also remember my start in 1994 when I decided to make a business out of … Continue reading

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I see DEAD data…and other scary things!


In the Spirit of Halloween, I came up with some photos from our portfolio of cabling work from past years where we were brought in to fix or clean up a mess. Trust me, some of these are SCARY not … Continue reading

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Apple and iCloud security and the lack of it


A big shout out to Ars Technica for doing the work to research this after last week’s iCloud breach and continuing it after the breathless Apple hype for their new(ish) devices. If you have an iPhone, iPad or even one … Continue reading

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