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Entries from December 2009

Another Attack on Adobe Acrobat

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

It has happened again, another attack / exploit on Adobe Acrobat, all versions (including the free Reader and paid for versions). There is no patch at this time but there is a quick fix. Before we go any further, here is the fix. Open Adobe Acrobat, go to “Edit” on the menu bar (2nd from […]

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Tags: Malware · Security

Server 2008 BIOS Install issues

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Well, it was bound to happen. The week before Thanksgiving our shop was building a Windows 2008 server. The technicians and I could not get past the Intel POST screen, the one with the Intel logos only. We removed and tested hard drives. They keyboard and mouse would just not respond and leaving it alone […]

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Tags: Hardware · Soap Box · Software

Passwords: Message of the Week

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Passwords are like toothbrushes, you should change them often and never share them. Any Questions? Didn’t think so. Until we meet again, have a virus free week.

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Tags: Security

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

December 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Never have I promoted Government “incentives”, after all we all know they are really tax dollars taken from Peter to “help” Paul. With that aside, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 dumps $787 BILLION to “lift” the economy via tax incentives and government spending. Part of the law give the Small Business Administration […]

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Tags: Hardware · Non-Tech · Purchasing · Soap Box