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AT&T/Yahoo E-Mail – Mass Hack or Epidemic of Annoying?

Every day it seems that I receive emails from clients with AT&T where their email has been hacked. I get a hyperlink to a web site and usually no subject in the subject line. Usually the email goes out to everyone in their web based contact list. Upon opening their email to survey the damage,…
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Recommended Networking Equipment

Right now (yes, it will change over time), these are the following parts I like when I need to do installations.  Unless you’re having a problem you DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING. Router: ASUS RT-66U. This is a N900 router, has gigabit switching, 3 external antennas, has 2 usb ports for connecting a hard…
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Not Just Personal Computers

OK, so Dunwoody “PC” was a bad business name.  PC is so circa 1981-2012. Now, in 2013, there are smart phones, smart TVs, smart cars, etc. And the smarter the equipment gets, the dumber we become trying to figure out how to get everything working together happily. Well, my skills are much more than I…
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I’ve Moved (professionally and personally!)

Because PostNet Dunwoody closed its’ doors in September, I had to find a new place to work with and I found a great one only right down the street. SOHO Office is located at 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive, #106 in the Orchard Park Kroger shopping center. They are awesome people and they can help you…
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What To Do With Old Equipment

Would you be interested in securely disposing of your old hard drives, cell phones, PDAs in a way that NO ONE would be able to ever get the information off them, ever? I am talking with a company that has invested in essentially a mobile hard drive/wood chipping system that can shred your old data…
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How to Buy a Laptop…and How to Save your Work

While typing this entry, Microsoft Word froze up and I lost it all. What I have to occasionally relearn is to SAVE OFTEN especially as you’re working on documents. I do get that question often “my son was working all night on his term paper, never saved once and the computer died.  How do I…
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The Power of Facebook and Twitter

I hear from a lot of people they don’t want to be a part of social media, that it’s a waste of time. I agree to an extent. For example, I trimmed back my personal Facebook account from 200+ people to basically just family members. Facebook is a great way to post a family happening…
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How a Computer Techie Got Hacked

Mat Honan is a senior writer at Wired Magazine, one of the preeminent journals of technology. You would think someone in his field would be ‘hacker proof’. He was, with a combination of hacking and exploitation of telephone support security policies. What happened to Mat could happen to anyone and everyone. Apple and Amazon have…
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Another Bust of a Malware Attack. Way to Freak Out My Customers, Media. Thanks.

As published on the Dunwoody Patch website. By Adam Freedman Another Monday, another paralyzing overhyped paranoia from our friends in the media. The FBI was shutting down DNS servers that directed infected computers from accidentally venturing to the dark side of the internet. By shutting them down, the infected computers that utilized these servers would…
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It’s good to be back…

As published on the Dunwoody Patch website. By Adam Freedman I need to be angry and apparently hypoglycemic to blog. My Mom has had an iPhone for years. She also has an iPad. To keep up with his wife, my dad got an iPad and an iPhone this weekend. This was all I needed. The…
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