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Happy Mothers Day!

Is your Mom frustrated with her slow computer – is it not working how it should, giving her attitude? Give her the gift of a better working computer with our Windows PC Computer Tune-up Service (Bring-to-us or Remote). Fine Print: Discount on Bring-to-Us or Remote versions of the service only.[...]

Barred from Google Ads – and why that’s bad for consumers…

If things weren’t already tough enough for small, local, independent businesses… Google just made it worse for independent computer repair shops like ours to reach potential customers. Google now bans “Third-party consumer technical support” providers (like us), and only allows companies that make the product or have signed agreements with[...]

Change your Facebook password now!

Facebook has just admitted that it has found many places – hundreds of millions of places, maybe – where it saved users’ passwords to disk in raw, unencrypted form. In jargon terms, they’re known as plaintext passwords and it means that instead of seeing a password scrambled into a hashed form such[...]
Angie's List Super Service Award 2018 - Previous Years Awarded: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Psinergy Tech Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Psinergy Tech is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018. “Service pros[...]
LibreOffice & OpenOffice.org

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software — The Hacker News

  It’s 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer. No, I’m not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by[...]
There's a light at the end of the tunnel

Windows 7 and Planning for the Future

January 14th, 2020 is less than a year away. For many, this doesn’t seem to mean much, even though it should. Windows 7 is going End-of-Life on this date, meaning the end of extended support from Microsoft for this operating system. This doesn’t mean your Windows 7 computer will suddenly[...]
What is a Virus?

Tech Glossary: What is a Virus?

Tech Glossary: What is a Virus? Virus is a term that is thrown around a lot. The easiest way to describe it is to think about your computer like the human body. A virus is an infection with varying degrees of severity. Some are just mild annoyances, eg. sluggish response,[...]
Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months... but what about your business?

Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months… but what about your business?

For businesses today, taking credit cards and storing information on a computer is a normal practice, though is data security? In today’s world, it isn’t “whether you will be hacked”, it’s more a matter of “when will you be hacked”. We’ve seen a number of companies hacked over the last[...]
Picture of Coding

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for Windows 7 – 10, including Server OS

A vulnerability has been found in JScript.dll which runs mostly in Internet Explorer and can completely compromise your system and give administrative control to the attacker. It effects basically every current version of Windows in use today, from Windows 7 up to and including Windows Server 2019. It can also be exploited through HTML documents opened in Microsoft Office, so even if you don't use Internet Explorer you can be hacked with this flaw.
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[...]

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