Why You Shouldn’t Let Billy Bob “Help” You With Your Computer
Herein lies the classic tale of Billy Bob and the computer.
Yesterday I had a remarkable experience with a customer whose computer I had restored some six weeks ago. (We’ll call him “Jim.”)
Now you should understand that I had done for him what I always do: a thorough, professional job that puts the computer into really great shape, software-wise.
Jim had called me a couple of days after I restored his system, complaining that he still had “the same damn problem.” His computer was “slow.”
AT&T Instructs People to Set Up Their Wireless Networks Insecurely
One of my customers had a wireless router die, so she got a new one from AT&T and tried to set it up herself.
After fiddling with it a bit, she called me, I went over and got it set up. In the process, I noticed an odd thing. Years after the arrival of uncrackable encryption, AT&T is telling their customers to set up their wireless networks in such a way that they can easily be cracked in a matter of just minutes… (more…)