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Comcast Survey Scam

My wife works as a local web designer. Her computer is set up to use dual monitors which allows her to have several browser windows and applications running at one time. One evening, as she was shutting everything down, she found a pop up window. Assuming that it had loaded after visiting an ad-heavy website, she knew it was Continue Reading

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Zepto: The Latest Computer Threat

The latest threat to your personal and business computers has arrived. Zepto is the latest form of ransomware that is wreaking havoc on computer systems far and wide. It’s similar to the CryptoLocker ransomeware we have seen in the past. How Zepto Arrives It arrives as an attachment in an email. Once a user double-clicks the attachment Continue Reading

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Data Center Benefits

At one point or another, every organization is faced with aging computer network software and equipment. We often work with businesses to evaluate the current IT infrastructure compared to the current and future needs of the company.  We ask questions such as: Is cloud technology currently being used for software applications, email, file storage or data Continue Reading

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New Texting Scam to Watch Out For

Do you use 2-factor authentication to log into your online accounts? There is a new texting scam to watch out for if you use 2-factor authentication.  2-factor authentication is when the account you are logging into sends you a text message with a code that you must enter along with your username and password to log Continue Reading

Dash Button Tech: Amazon pioneers automated ordering

  Traditional stockpiling I hate running out of paper towels. And coffee. Toilet paper? Don’t even get me started. Fortunately, my fiancé is vigilant about making sure we have enough stockpiles of the essentials. In fact, I think we could wake up to coffee for the next 3 years without much trouble. And as far Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence Already Commonplace

Sci-Fi Becomes Reality From the dawn of computing, programmers have been trying to make computers smarter than us. Traditionally, this was done by programming an application to mimic human thought. Over time, this programming evolved into artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI for short) is simply the development of computer systems capable of human-like thought, reasoning, Continue Reading

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Burgess Computer to become Burgess Technology Services

In 1985, Ronald Reagan was president, Huey Lewis & the News were chart-toppers, and Cheers was one of the top-rated shows on television. Rubik’s Cube was the game of the moment, and people of all ages bobbed their heads as they listened to their Walkman. Stirrup pants and shoulder pads were trés chic, and the Continue Reading

Top 8 Reasons For Your Slow Computer

I recently worked on an extremely slow computer. Starting it up took forever, and once I logged in I had to wait several minutes before any programs would open. Even after the program was open, maneuvering around was dreadful. When I mentioned the them how frustrating it must be working on the computer, they explained Continue Reading

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Email “Invoice Copy” or “FW: Invoice Copy” contains malicious virus

There is a malicious virus circulating again through email. This email has a terrible virus attached – please never open unsolicited emails and NEVER open attachments you are not expecting (even from someone you know). The email contains a .ZIP file attachment and should be deleted immediately. Opening the email attachment will lock and encrypt Continue Reading