Tecinfo Communications RDOF Fiber Project

Our parent company, TecInfo Communications, is proud to have won the opportunity, to build and operate a fiber network, through portions of Sunflower, Bolivar and Washington Counties. This funding will enable TecInfo to build approximately 650 miles of fiber, primarily underground, providing access to Internet technologies to businesses and residents within these areas. The project […]

Ransomware: don’t expect a full recovery, however much you pay

by Paul Ducklin When it comes to all the various types of malware out there, none has ever dominated the headlines quite as much as ransomware. Sure, several individual malware outbreaks have turned into truly global stories over the years. The LoveBug mass-mailing virus of 2000 springs to mind, which blasted itself into hundreds of […]

Gamers beware! Crooks take advantage of MSI download outage

by Paul Ducklin Well-known computer gaming hardware vendor MSI is warning of fake download sites ripping off its brand. The company doesn’t just sell high-end graphics cards and gaming rigs, it also offers a free software product called Afterburner that it trumpets as “the gold standard of overclocking utilities.” Overclocking is how enthusiasts describe the […]

FBI Hacks into infected US Servers (and cleans them)

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by Paul Ducklin Remember HAFNIUM? Of course you do – it was the name behind a foursome of Exchange bugs that got patched in an emergency update early in March 2021. Even though there was just a week to go until March 2021’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft decided to issue what have become known as the […]

The Buzz about Cloud Computing

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“Cloud computing” is a major buzzword, and while you may know that it could be a great benefit to your business, you may not be entirely clear on what cloud computing is.  Like most jargon, the actual meaning of this term can be a little fuzzy.  What is this “cloud” and what can it do […]

Cloud Computing

“Cloud computing” is a major buzzword, and while you may know that it could be a great benefit to your business, you may not be entirely clear on what cloud computing is.  Like most jargon, the actual meaning of this term can be a little fuzzy.  What is this “cloud” and what can it do […]

Computer Security, Part 4

Keeping Your Business Computer Safe and Secure We’re bringing you more ways to stay safe and secure online. So far, we’ve covered antivirus protection, antispyware software, and firewalls and updates. This time, we’re bringing up a very sore point – password security! Passwords Pretty much everything you do online will require a password. Between email, […]

How Do I Choose the Best Local ISP

How Do I Choose the Best Local ISP? When shopping around for local Internet service, it often means that a customer will compare several different companies.  Initially, it is wise for the customer to decide if they want a dial-up connection or broadband services. When comparing local ISP’s, some contributing factors in a customer’s decision […]

Make the Most of Your Internet Connection

One of the biggest annoyances of this day and age when it comes to modern technology is an Internet connection that is not being maximized to its full ability. Nothing gets us tapping our fingers out of our own impatience more than slow download times and sluggish page loads. There is hope, though! With a […]