Hackers Are Not That Smart…

Don’t Fear Hackers, Just Protect, and Sleep At Night I just wanted to write a brief post, in light of all the internet hacking and malware that is going on lately. There are some pretty nasty infections going around the web at the moment. But people shouldn’t fear them. If you have your security up tight, if you have done all the basics, and follow all the rules, life will go on, and everything will be ok. Most hackers are not actually that intelligent. Granted, there is a handful of extremely bright coders/programmers out there. But you need to know that this is NOT the majority of the crowd out there. The majority of the crowd falls into the category of what we like to call “script kiddies” …people with zero skills, who download malicious programs from the internet and the darkweb (if they actually survive without getting hacked themselves) …

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Scary Smart Banking Phone Hack! LEARN ABOUT IT!

This smart I.T. guy got hacked good. Find out how they ran this banking phone scam so it doesn’t happen to you! There isn’t a lot to “say” in this post…the story is on an audio blog, and it very scary, and when I listened to it, I realized that the scam would have also worked on me, and probably anyone else they tried it on, so I want to clue people in so they will be aware. NEVER answer any questions if anyone ever calls you…that’s the bottom line. If you talk to your bank, it should be only when you call them. And don’t get audio notifications, only texts, and if you get texts (like you SHOULD) you should, your bank never need to call you to verify a transaction or security action. this will make more sense after you listen to the audio track.  (You have to …

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WOW, this is AMAZING!

It’s not I.T. related, but being a veteran, and also working for both Lockheed Martin, and Astro Aerospace in the past, I have a great appreciation for these projects as well. In any regard, this is a tremendously amazing acheivment, and glorious to observe. I watched this video on my TV …full screen! Don’t check out early, or you will miss the best part.

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WordPress 5.1 Released Today

The latest version of WordPress, 5.1, has some great improvements. You will want to read about them:  (REF: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/02/08/wordpress-5-1-field-guide/ )  CHECK IT OUT! Cron Improvements with PHP-FPM in WordPress 5.1 Cron API changes in WordPress 5.1 Preparing WordPress for a JavaScript Future Part #1: Build Step and Folder Reorganization Build tools: We’ve enabled running WordPress from /src again New Styling for Admin Table Pagination Links in WordPress 5.1 WordPress 5.1 String Changes in HTML/PHP Files There are even more goodies in 5.1 like updates to values allowed for the WP_DEBUG_LOG constant, new test config file constant in the test suite, new plugin action hooks, short circuit filters for wp_unique_post_slug() and WP_User_Query and count_users(), a new human_readable_duration function, improved taxonomy metabox sanitization, limited LIKE support for meta keys when using WP_Meta_Query, a new “doing it wrong” notice when registering REST API endpoints, and more! Miscellaneous Developer Focused Changes in 5.1 New function: human_readable_duration Improved taxonomy metabox sanitization in 5.1 LIKE support for meta keys …

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A humorous amplified look at some typical office problems Everything I.T. can help with. Even if you don’t need help right now, take a break and have a laugh with your morning coffee (or dinner, depending)

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Give the Gift of I.T.

The perfect gift for the one who has everything: GIVE THE GIFT OF I.T.! Everything I.T.'s gift certificates make the perfect Christmas (or other occassion) gift for the person that is difficult to buy for, because they can be used for so many different things. If the recipient is non-technical, they can be used to set up email, for computer tutoring or training, or for remote technical assistance if they get in a jam they just can't resolve on their own. It can be used for a computer repair, for home or business. For the more technical person, it can be used for computer hardware upgrades (for your favorite gamer) like graphic cards, hard drives, extra memory, or whatever. It can use used to help them get that website going that they know they need but haven't been able to afford, or if they already have one, they can get ...
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What’s Next at Microsoft? What is Going Away Next? (Must Read)

So what’s up with Microsoft? Major changes, that’s what. I just read today that Microsoft is changing pace and direction yet again (good new if you are a stockholder, bad news if you are just trying to hang on with old technology) Starting this month, it’s closing doors to almost all of it’s Windows. Support for them anyway…they are stopping for support for a whole list of stuff. You may want to take a look: The support for the below products will be discontinued across different forums in the Community. Windows 7, 8.1, 8.1 RT Microsoft Security Essentials Internet Explorer 10 Office 2010, 2013 Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT, Surface 2 Microsoft Band – this topic will be locked. Users are invited to participate in Microsoft Band 2 topic. Mobile devices forum – Microsoft support will continue in “Other Windows mobile devices” topic Zune – this topic will …

Have You Been Hacked? What Can You Do?

A video, 12 signs your computer has been hacked. It’s not the full list, but it’s the main list. If you “do” think that maybe your computer has been hacked, watch the video. It may be that something else is going on. But, if you watch the video, and after, you really are more convinced than ever you have been hacked, or some account has been hacked, and you don’t know what you should do next, you can call a professional. We deal with it all the time. It can be a scary situation, and even though you know you shouldn’t panic, it’s kind of hard not to. (especially if there is money involved) But fear not, help is out there. You can get in touch with Everything I.T. for one thing. (Or someone else, it doesn’t matter really, just call someone who can help you)  If you thing …

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Cooling the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

So. How exactly DO you cool the world’s fastest supercomputer? With about 4,000 gallons of water a minute to cool 37,000 processors, that’s how. Summit, built by IBM, occupies floor space equivalent to two tennis courts, and was built for (owned by) Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee. That’s right, the US now holds that record again, after the Chinese grabbed it in June of 2013. When you build a computer like that, it kind of pays for itself I would think, as the world starts sending you all the problems smaller computers can’t solve fast enough. Summit has more than 1,000 petaflops of computing power, with a peak performance of 200 quadrillion calculations per second. If you want to read about some of the planned uses for Summit, READ HERE (link will take you off the site) Everything I.T. builds computers also, just not quite that large. 🙂

Don’t Update Windows 10 Right Now

WARNING! HOLD OFF ON UPDATING WINDOWS 10 RIGHT NOW (APR/MAY 2018) !! I’m advising people to postpone updating Windows 10 to the April 1803 update. It is crashing a LOT of machines …and doing it in such a way that they are not recoverable apart from reinstalling Windows. Make sure all your documents are backed up, and if you have backup software make sure you have an image of your hard drive. If you want to know what build you have click on Settings gear icon by the bottom of the start menu, and type UPDATE in the search box at the top, and pull up the Windows Update settings page. Then look for the link that says “build info” , …should look like this: After that, you should have this page: If it still says 1709 you are good. If it says 1803 and your machine didn’t crash, EVEN …