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.…

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2Fer Tuesday! App Reviews From The Big 3

MyPermissions – Online Privacy Shield for iOS When you first enable two-factor authentication on a site like Gmail, LastPass, or Facebook, they will set you up using SMS as your second factor. So the next time you log into Facebook, you’ll receive a 6-digit code as a text message whenever you try to log in.…

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…

12 Year-Old Anonymous Hacker Pleads Guilty To Breaking Into Government Sites

I hear it all the time. “Who are these vicious, sick, evil people who use their talents on the computer for twisted things like viruses and spyware, when they could use these talents to get a good job?” In this case, the person thought it was fun and earned some free video games. 12 Year-Old…

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)…

Malware…What Are You Missing Without Managed Security?

Chances are you’re probably running Norton or McAfee for infection protection on your computer, either because it came with it as a 60-day trial or was offered free by your internet Service Provider (I.S.P.) – right? The ‘set it and forget it’ days are over. Without Managed Services (managed security, updates, etc.) valuable updates for…

A Big Tuna and A Valve Walk Into A Bar…

and become two great new clients for A Geek To Go! Inc. It started with Big Tuna Raw Bar’s owner, Angie Watkins, giving a beating to  A Geek to Go’s owner, Miles West, in a game of ‘Words With Friends’. Watkins asked West to redevelop her Georgetown, SC restaurant Big Tuna Raw Bar. The former…

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…