Keeping Private Data Private: The Art of [REDACTED]

It’s … been a while since I wrote here.  I’m sorry.  But hey, good news, Megabytes is coming back to Money & Megabytes!  And since Joey needed a well-deserved break from posting this week, I figured now’s as good a time as any. It’s been a busy few months, with some personal computer projects, speccing … Continue reading "Keeping Private Data Private: The Art of [REDACTED]"

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Beyond the Virus: How a Ransomware Infection Will Cost you $500+

In this series, we’re talking about some specific types of malware that I dealt with during my time at the IT Help Desk. Today’s post is about Ransomware.  Sounds pretty scary, right?  Well don’t worry, it’s just as scary as it sounds, and it is easily my most hated form of malware. What is Ransomware? … Continue reading "Beyond the Virus: How a Ransomware Infection Will Cost you $500+"

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Beyond the Virus: How Botnets can Wreak Havoc on the Internet

Nothing quite strikes fear into the hearts of computer users quite like the word “Virus”. But viruses are only a small subset of malware.  In this series, we’ll take a look at the lesser-known but far scarier types of malware.  Today, we’re talking about the type of Malware that turns your computer into a mindless … Continue reading "Beyond the Virus: How Botnets can Wreak Havoc on the Internet"

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Wildcard Wednesday: Don’t buy computers from Amazon!

Today’s Wildcard Wednesday is a cautionary tale, and one that doesn’t have an ending just yet. About a year and a half ago, I picked out a laptop for my sister who was just entering undergraduate college. The research I put into that was pretty much verbatim what went into the Computer Buying Guide I … Continue reading "Wildcard Wednesday: Don’t buy computers from Amazon!"

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Why does rebooting a computer fix problems?

So this question came from Joey: Why does restarting a computer fix so many problems? If you’ve got a question about anything computer related, ask in the comments! Hello, IT, have you tried turning it off and back on again? – Roy, The IT Crowd When a computer isn’t working right, most people know that … Continue reading "Why does rebooting a computer fix problems?"

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