Category Archives: Reboot Articles

Poison Tap – How $5 can hack your password locked computer.


So the world of computer security once again gets flipped on its ear. There you are at your workstation, you need to go get a coffee or have a bathroom break and as per company policy you “lock” your computer … Continue reading

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The 5 Stages of Data Loss


” @!#$&!!! It’s all gone!” is a common phrase we hear when clients call with a horror story of losing information from one or more of their systems. Over the years, we have a had a pretty good track record … Continue reading

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Another level of malware – spear phishing


It is getting harder and harder to keep up with malware these days. By the time we attempt to write an article warning about a new campaign in the wild (like the new ransomware that encrypts entire hard drives), something … Continue reading

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Are the medical devices attached to your network secured?


We have many medical clients including Dentists, Optometrists, Chiropractors, General Practitioners and Plastic Surgeons. One of the issues in servicing this market is working with medical device vendors.  There is a wide range of technology out there and these include … Continue reading

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FMCN Webinar: How to protect against Crypto Crapware and other threats. 9-November-15


For those who missed it last time, we are bringing back our latest webinar in November. With the rash of Crypto related ransomware attacks out there, we have decided to put on a few webinars together to help educate users … Continue reading

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Why does my computer have a flat tire?


Over the years, I have dealt with many people and their computers. In the past, when computers were bulky, expensive and primarily used for business/work reasons, we had to explain to customers why the cost of computers varies so much … Continue reading

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What Windows can you upgrade to Windows 10?


The short answer is, almost anything that is currently supported and that has a legitimate license key. We’ve made mention of it before but Microsoft is offering free upgrades to Windows 10 this summer to any user of Windows 7 … 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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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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10 Things to consider about IT when starting a new business or practice. (REPOST)


This article was originally published back in September 2010 but due to several recent conversations, I decided to post it again both here and on our newsletter. ———————————– On occasion, we get asked for advice on helping new business owners … Continue reading

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