Scam Alert – Zito

  We have received positive confirmation of Zito Media customers in the Susanville area receiving automated phone calls where the recording states “Attention Zito Customer – There is a problem with your account – please call xxx number to resolve the issue.” This is a scam. The number provided does not belong to Zito.  If you receive[…]

Be watchful for identity theft, fraud, phishing

  October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – learn more from https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect Identity Theft Identity theft is the illegal use of someone else’s personal information in order to obtain money or credit. Identity theft can happen to anyone in any location across the country. Take simple steps to protect your online identity by: Locking and password[…]

Stop. Think. Connect.

  Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop.Think.Connect. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – learn more from https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect This month is all about security and we are starting off with the basics of Stop, Think, and Connect. Stop hackers from accessing your accounts – set secure passwords and do not use the same password[…]

Printers

Of all the possible complex issues to deal with in the technology field nothing makes me falter a step forward until I hear “Something is wrong with my printer.”  Printers are the greatest bane in information technology. Usually most printing issues are resolved rather quickly by clearing a print queue, restarting the print spooler, or[…]

Let’s get DiRTy

DiRT, otherwise known as Disaster Recovery Testing, is Google’s attempt to break the web. More specifically this team’s mission is to provide (and actually simulate) worst case scenarios to Google’s sprawling worldwide infrastructure, taking entire live data centers offline without notice.  The end goal is to find weaknesses in their own disaster recovery plans and[…]

Do you brush your teeth?

  Do you brush your teeth? Most people do. It is a standard proactive maintenance procedure that helps stave off cavities, bad breath, root canals, and a plethora of other dental maladies. Just as proactive maintenance is good for your dental hygiene it is also good for your computer.  No, you should not take a[…]

QuickTime joins the legacy software list

A few days ago Apple announced it was officially abandoning support for QuickTime. This affects Windows and Apple users as the software is cross-platform (works on both types of computers). If you have QuickTime installed on your computer, you need to uninstall it. The reason it needs to be removed – there are currently two[…]

Save the Date – Windows 10 launch July 29th

  Just over three years ago the world was introduced to Windows 8, Microsoft’s “next great thing” to help users transition from the idea of the old school desktop into a more universal platform designed to be used in tandem with laptops, tablets, and smart phones.  The public’s general response: we hated it. Overall the system[…]