Beware of Tech Support Impersonators

October 3, 2015

Scammers try to fake being more than just Microsoft… Always check with someone you trust (like Bishop Business Solutions) before you let anyone into your computer. In the sea of tech support scams we come across, we sometimes forget how unscrupulous the people behind them can be. They have no shame in defrauding victims for … Read More

Backup, Backup, Backup

September 5, 2015

Today I had the sad task of telling someone that they were totally, completely screwed… I’m occasionally asked to go to someone’s house to look at their personal computer. Most times, it’s the usual; lots of annoying popups, malware, and poorly performing programs resulting in a slow, obnoxious computer. This time, it was different. The … Read More

Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Control Your Phone With One Text

July 27, 2015

If you have Android, you should stop using Google Hangouts or any other SMS app that pre-processes Multimedia texts until it is fixed (you’ll have to check your app, but most don’t). The best defense against any of your gadgets becoming flooded with malware has always been personal vigilance. “Hmm, this app looks sketchy and … Read More

A Crippling Cyberattack Through Our Connected Devices (And Cars)

July 26, 2015

Computer experts have long warned about a catastrophic cyber-attack in the US, a sort of Web 3.0 version of 9/11 that would wreak enormous damage throughout the country. Like most Americans, I shrugged. With all of the enormous resources the country enjoys, those warnings seemed like the rantings of a digital Chicken Little. Oddly enough, … Read More

United Airlines Requires You To Install DRM To Watch Movies On Flights

July 22, 2015

If you fly United, don’t watch Movies or TV from their in-flight network. They will require you to install a number of risky plug-ins and programs that will potentially leave your computer open to hackers. On Twitter yesterday, Brian Fitzpatrick, a tech entrepreneur, noted that while trying to enjoy the in-flight entertainment on the United … Read More

Online Password Locker LastPass Hacked

July 15, 2015

LastPass users will be prompted to change their master passwords after the online password locker company reported that its network was breached on Friday. The company revealed the breach in a blog post Monday after investigating “suspicious activity” discovered by its security team. According to LastPass, the investigation did not reveal any evidence that the … Read More

Impact Of OPM Breach Could Last More Than 40 Years

July 13, 2015

The theft of background investigation data on millions of federal employees and contractors has created a massive threat to U.S. national security that will last for decades and cost billions of dollars to monitor, current and former intelligence officials said. The Office of Personnel Management announced last week that personal data on 21.5 million individuals … Read More

‘Leap Second’ Tonight Will Cause 61-Second Minute

June 30, 2015

July will arrive a little late this year – one second late, to be exact. Time will stand still for one second this evening (June 30) as a “leap second” is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the time standard by which most clocks are regulated. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), … Read More

The Elephant

May 10, 2015

If this Elephant story doesn’t bring a tear to your eyes you must have a heart made of stone. In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. … Read More

My Chili

February 22, 2015

For those of you who don’t know, I make a mean chili… Chili snobs will scoff at me because I put beans in it, but since that’s the way I like it, that’s the way I’ll make it!  😉 The cool thing about it is that since I use browned, ground white meat Turkey as … Read More