Skyview's Technical Tips Blog
**Note before proceeding: Liquid and electricity DON'T MIX! When the two meet, the liquid can destroy your circuits and also send you a serious shock if you're not careful!Read More
What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a virus that infects your machine and renders it useless until you pay the ransom amount.
In most cases it encrypts all files on your computer rendering them inaccessible as well as all connected devices, this includes other computers on your network and backup drives that are attached - this includes cloud drives like Dropbox!
If you are thinking you're safe on a Mac - think again! Mac computers are also a target of these viruses.
If it isn't one thing, it's another. Yes, hackers have found a new way to make computer users lives miserable. A new piece of malware is targeting your router - injecting ads and pornography into websites by modifying the router's DNS setting. And thanks to a clever implementation, this malware can hijack nearly every website on the internet for malicious purposes. So for the un-technical people out there. That nifty little box that provides you wireless throughout your home or office can be hijacked to show you all kinds of nasty stuff - yes, even kids sites are not safe from this!Read More
Hackers have turned the Ebola outbreak into another safety concern: a computer virus.
Using fear of the Ebola epidemic as bait, cyber-criminals have disguised Trojan viruses as attached documents in e-mails headlined “Ebola Outbreak Now WORSE Than We’re Being Told” or “EBOLA Outbreak – FEMA Storing 250,000 Plastic Coffins.”
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a warning about these campaigns last week and recommended Internet users avoid clicking on or downloading attachments from the spam emails.Read More
Well folks we have another one! Internet experts have discovered another programming flaw that has been dubbed as the "Bash Bug" This bug could pose a serious threat to computers and other devices like routers. Even computer systems that are used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected. This bug could pose a threat to both Mac and PC systems, servers, routers Android phones, medical devices... well it sounds like it can affect just about anything with a computer brain in it!Read More
Computer performance issues are the #1 issue that we get calls about. "My computer is running slow!"Read More
In the world of computers, dust and dirt is an almost silent killer
Again this week, we’ve received a computer, who’s life is hanging on by a thread. Andrew, our computer tech, valiantly jumps in to save the day and like a surgeon, methodically dismantles the computer to see what’s wrong. Well in this case, and many similar cases the problem is an accumulation of dirt, dust and pet hair. Yup, I said pet hair! Even human hair can find its way into the fans and become a tangled mess.Read More