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Switches, Routers, and Network Cables in Patch Panels

UPnP has been a security risk for years, but now it’s WORSE!

UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is intended to allow devices inside your local network to open needed ports in your modem/router. This was already an issue as viruses/malware could make a request to have the ports opened and allow malicious communication to go through unfettered. It isn’t supposed to accept[...]
Avast glitched out - Computer holding an error sign

Avast had a glitch! – “DNS server isn’t responding”

Did your internet stop working Tuesday/Wednesday giving the error “DNS server isn’t responding” or something similar? If so, make sure to check your Avast Virus Definitions for updates. There was an error in the virus definitions that blocked DNS lookup requests. The issue has already been corrected in the 8/14/2018[...]

Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer — The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the ‘Online Video’ option in Word[...]
Intel: Risk Inside

Security Vulnerabilities: Is it time for a new computer?

Intel announced in April that they are stopping work on microcode updates for certain older processors in regards to Spectre Variant 2 vulnerabilities. While that likely doesn’t mean much to most people, it does pose an interesting dilemma. Next, even though some older computers can run Windows 10, there could[...]
Free Computer Diagnostics and our Core Values: our 2¢ worth.

Free Diagnostics and our Core Values: our 2¢ worth.

We’ve been asked a few times over the years why we don’t offer a free diagnostic service. Many other companies in the area offer it for free, so why not us? There are actually a few reasons and it pretty much boils down to some of our Core Values as a[...]
Show your computer some love

Don’t forget to show your computer some love!

Love is in the air (and hopefully Spring is on its way as well). It may be odd to think about, but our computers could use a little love and some extra TLC right now. There have been a lot of new exploits, vulnerabilities, viruses, and the like coming out[...]
2017 Super Service Award - 7 years in a row for Computer Repair Services

7-Years in a Row: Angie’s List Super Service Award Winners for Computer Repair!

Psinergy TechWarrior St Paul Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service   Saint Paul, MN, 1/24/2018 – Psinergy TechWarrior St Paul is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA).[...]
How-to Install new Anti-Virus Software

How-to install new Anti-Virus Security Software

There has been a lot of news lately regarding vulnerabilities, exploits, ransomware, and viruses on computers and mobile devices. It doesn’t matter what operating system (like: Windows 10, MacOS or iOS, Android, or Linux) you are using, what hardware you have (AMD, ARM, or Intel CPU Chips, for example), or even how new[...]
Calendar

Holiday Hours – December 2017

It’s like a gift from the Universe! We have 2, 3-day weekends in a row! We will be closed on Saturdays, like normal, but we will also be closed:      12/24 & 12/25, and 12/31 & 1/1. If it’s an emergency, please still call, and we will get back to[...]

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