Yet another HP Keylogger

Previously, Hewlett Packard had a keylogger embedded in their audio driver and now there’s one found in their synaptics keyboard driver. This driver can be found on most modern HP laptops. Vulnerability Details Security researcher Michael Myung discovered the keylogging code in the keyboard driver while trying to control the keyboard back-light. The code looks for…

The true cost of keeping old computers

Small businesses continue to keep a focus on cost control and cashflow. We too often see business owners seeing only the short term costs and not the long term costs that can often be missed. Nothing is truer of this statement, than considering the purchase of a replacement workstation, laptop or server. If you’ve ever…

Toshiba battery recall – Is your laptop affected?

If you have a Toshiba laptop you need to go to this website and check the serial numbers on your battery. You probably heard about the Samsung Note 7 batteries exploding, well it turns out your laptop might do the same thing 🙁 Fortunately we’ve never recommended Toshiba. As a brand they don’t offer onsite service…

Do not install patch KB3159398

This week was patch Tuesday for Microsoft, the regular once a month release of all the security updates contains a patch you should NOT install if you want your group policies to run normally. Apparently this patch breaks any security filtering set in group policies, meaning mapped network drives, printers and a whole swag of other settings…

Patch your PC urgently!

A new bug has been found in Outlook. If you read an email you can be automatically infected, you don’t have to do anything except read or preview the email. There’s more details on this attack here but if you haven’t applied the Microsoft Patches released on December 8th 2015, you need to apply them ASAP. If you are a customer…

The Definitive Answer on Battery Charging!

You’ve probably heard some people say you should drain your battery completely before charging it, but that applies to older nickel-based batteries. Most of your gadgets these days will run on newer Lithium Ion batteries. Lithium batteries last longer when you shallow discharge, and keep them cool. The gist is: Don’t drain your battery all the way,…

Three ways to protect your data!

Have you ever lost an important file? I have, it’s like losing a limb. Painful! There are ways you can protect yourself at no cost, besides a bit of time Use crystaldiskinfo to check your hard drives are not failing. Most hard drives display signs of failure before they fail and this program will tell if yours is failing.…