Do you have what it takes to manage your own security?

Do you have what it takes to manage your own security? Now that the World Wide Web has turned into the Wild Wild West, residential and commercial users alike face more security threats than just viruses. Programs need regular updates to install patches. Change passwords a regular basis. Run malware scans from multiple sources to…

Some Of The Best Things In Security Are Free

  Some of the best things in life are free, right? But what if I told you some of the best security for your computer is also free, would you believe me? It’s true, out of all the titles for antivirus and anti-malware programs out there we have the paid versions and the free versions.…

Proactive Managed IT Services vs. Reactive Fix: Which is Best for Your Small Business?

It’s completely understandable that as a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’re trying to minimize your expenses and keep tight reins on your budget. One way you might try to do so is by forgoing the monthly expense of PROACTIVE managed IT services, and adopting a REACTIVE “break/fix” philosophy, calling on a professional only when…

Internet Security for Small Business Is Still Taken Too Lightly

U.S. small business owners are guilty of wishful thinking when it comes to cybersecurity, a new survey shows. While three-fourths (77 percent) say their company is safe from hackers, viruses, malware and cybersecurity breaches, 83 percent have no formal plan to address these threats. The threat is real. Targeted cyberattacks against small and medium-size businesses (SMBs)…

9 Major Ways Criminals Use Facebook

1. Hacking Accounts Once hacked, an account can be commandeered and used as a platform to deliver spam, or — more commonly — sold. Clandestine hacker forums are crawling with ads offering Facebook account IDs and passwords in exchange for money. In the cyber world, information is a valuable thing. 2. Commandeering Accounts A more direct form…

Managing Myrtle Beach Golf Packages

Wednesday morning we received an urgent call on the Geek To Go! hotline from Kay Harris, President of Myrtle Beach Golf Packages. It was the third and last call Ms. Harris would make, inquiring about mystery messages popping up on her computer. As a courtesy we logged into her computer and explained to her that…

Wrapped Up in Security with Sevya

Joan Rasch, owner of Sevya in Charleston, SC has grown exponentially since its inception eight years ago. Fair Trade suppliers of 100% silk scarves from India, Sevya called on A Geek To Go! to troubleshoot infections on one of their main computers, in this case, a Windows PC running Vista. A Geek To Go! was…

Nuevo Business in Costa?

Had the good fortune to meet Christian & Magdalene of CR-IT, the first internet / tech shop in Uvita, Costa Rica & the team has the monopoly on the area. They are very interested in partnering with A Geek To Go! for our Managed Services Program to bring online security remote management for this area.…

Banking Trojan Poses as Microsoft Anti-Malware Tool

  A new and nasty banking Trojan is wreaking havoc on Windows systems by removing built-in security software and clearing a path for crooks to silently steal victims’ banking credentials. The Trojan affects “ntldr,” the default boot loader on Windows machines, explained Kaspersky Lab expert Fabio Assolini. Identified as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.VB.aoff, the Trojan originated in Brazil,…

New December Internet Scams Use Phony Adobe Updates and Amazon Gift Cards to Lure Victims

If you received an email that appeared to be from Amazon and contained a holiday gift card someone had sent you, what would you do? There’s a very real possibility you’d take the bait and open the “gift,” which is the driving force behind a phishing campaign spotted by researchers at the security firm AppRiver.…