Latest Geek News

With the Colonial ransomware attack triggering fuel shortages all over our town, I thought this was an interesting article to share. Darkside may be dead, but always remember to protect yourself online. You so NOT have to be a big pipeline company to be a target. -I am,Your Geek!krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/darkside-ransomware-gang-quits-after-servers-bitcoin-stash-seized/ ...
View on Facebook
Do you use Google Docs? I know most of you use Microsoft Word. But, I have this problem where I don't like spending money to do something I can do for free. And in some aspects Google Docs works even better than Word. I just typed up a contract and shared with with a colleague. That person is then able to work on the document. I can see where their cursor is. I can clearly see their suggested edits and comments all live while we are both in the document at the same time. It's just so cool. I know. I'm old. There were the old days when we had to type a document on a typewriter then get out a pen and mark it up by hand before re-typing it with changes. I'm so glad I live in today's world. Do you need help using your Google Docs to its fullest? Hit me up!-I am,Your Geek! ...
View on Facebook
There is a conversation around the world about encrypted solutions. Some governments believe that no person that uses the web for legitimate purposes needs encrypted solutions. And that only criminals have a use to obscure their communications. This is categorically untrue. It's propaganda that governments spew to keep you in the dark. Let's talk about legitimate uses of encrypted communications. For one, if you are buying a house and communicating your social security number to the lender or your personal details to the closing attorney, you can and should encrypt the information to prevent criminals from hacking their way in to gain access to your identity. If you are working with someone like me on your tech solutions and need to communicate your login credentials you can and should encrypt the communication to protect the data. There are tons of examples of why we should use encryption to protect ourselves rather than for nefarious purposes The problem is we aren't using the tools available to us to protect our data. How you ask? Well I've mentioned it before. Proton mail is free to use and let's you send encrypted emails. Signal is free to use and let's you send encrypted text messages. These tools work best if both the sender and the recipient are using the same tool. If you need help setting up tech tools like these to protect yourself, then...-I am,Your Geek! ...
View on Facebook

2 months ago

Queen City Rent a Geek
Scams run rampant in today's world and is it just me or does it feel like the pandemic has given breath to scammers? There's a newer scam out pertaining to roku and it's not a cold call. In fact this scam works like this. A message is displayed on your tv screen telling you to call a number to activate your roku. (Spoiler alert: don't call it.) When you call the number they help you set up your roku device and then offer you a lifetime support option for $100, $199, $99 or whatever amount. A few months later they will call their mark back (you) and ask for more money. But this is NOT roku. These are scammers and they are just looking to get your money. Moral of the story, Roku never charges for activation and they don't have any such "support" plans. Just call roku and report it to them. And if you need help setting up your device, I'm your Geek.-I am,Your Geek! ...
View on Facebook

Call Now ButtonGet a Geek!