Orange County, CA - I was talking to a client today. He is the IT director for a mid-size international manufacturer of manufacturing equipment. He is upgrading a bunch of his Windows Server operating systems. Some are physical, most are [...]
Orange County, CA - I want to thank Alvaka network engineer Alex Estevez for bringing the e-mail below to my attention. One of his clients got this bogus message from GoDaddy. The scams on the internet know no ends for creativity and treachery.
This message looks so authentic and it can be so easy to go ahead and pay for a scam renewal and give up your domain login credentials too. Once you give up those credentials the thief(s) can potentially sell your domain name. For many businesses that would be devastating even if it only lasted a short time while the theft gets corrected. On top of the charge on your card they could potentially sell your credit card information as well.
Alex said, “What made me suspicious was the fact that the email came from a company called “Intranetregistrarnetwork.com” which just sounded bogus to me.“ That site is now shutdown, but count on another one to pop-up soon.
Here is what the e-mail looked like. As you can see it looks quite legitimate. It does not contain the spelling errors and poor grammar associated with so many e-mail scams....
If you use LinkedIn take two minutes to read their posting Notice of Data Breach You may have heard reports recently about a security issue involving LinkedIn. We would like to make sure you have the facts about what happened, [...]
Here is a guest article from Tim Martin of Action Point (www.action-point.com ). I asked for permission to run his blog because it is a very important message. The only thing missing is his unique Irish accent. Tim writes:
What the *&#@ did you just say?
This was the reaction I got from a potential client after our initial meeting to discuss their need for a customized software. Two days later we signed a contract and they have become one of our most valued clients.
It’s about time for a little straight talk around here…
As the head of business development in the US for Action Point I’ve never been accused of being indirect or subtle. In the technology industry in general but especially when dealing with custom software companies, straight talk is a rare commodity. So what did I say to the client?...
I finally got around to upgrading my Lenovo notebook from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I can tell you in short it was a relatively fast and easy upgrade. My Lenovo is fairly quick and I have all solid state drive storage so that probably helped make things go fast.
Here is how my upgrade went:
- I did the pre-download option of Windows 10 so all the files were already on my system when I started the upgrade.
- Once launched the Lenovo ran for about five minutes with a green screen of...
Irvine, CA, - Here is an article on Windows 10 in which I contributed to the efforts of David Geer of CSO Magazine. While I am a happier user of Windows 10 then Windows 8 on my Lenovo laptop, I [...]
If you didn’t ready know, Alvaka Networks is located in Irvine, California. Irvine is known for their tech industry and is the 3rd largest city in Orange County with a population that is skyrocketing. This may be why Google has decided to expand their fiber broadband service in one of the fastest growing tech hubs. As of now, this gigabit service will only be available to residential customers. So what does this mean for the competition such as AT&T, Time Warner and Cox communication who have been slow to offer high-speed options at affordable prices? The average broadband speed across the U.S. is just under 12 megabits per second. Google Fiber’s network offers basic monthly Internet for $70 per month, or Internet and television for $130 monthly.
I like to read mrc's Cup of Joe Blog by Joe Stangarone. This week I had the honor of being part of his blog 9 common enterprise cybersecurity myths. This week Joe gets insightful commentary from nine experts to bust some of [...]
I love technology for its constant change and innovation. Today I learned about a new technology that blends with traditional print to blow my mind. I am sure it will do so for you, too. That technology is called Print2life. The technology let’s an advertiser create a traditional print ad for a magazine, newspaper, direct mail piece, door hanger, product label, etc. But with Print2life technology you can hold your phone over the advertising image and scan the print advertisement. After a couple of seconds the advertisement pops up on your...