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Why You Shouldn’t Let Billy Bob “Help” You With Your Computer

Why You Shouldn’t Let Billy Bob “Help” You With Your Computer

Herein lies the classic tale of Billy Bob and the 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.”

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AT&T Instructs People to Set Up Their Wireless Networks Insecurely

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.

2wireAfter 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…)

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