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How to Tell When You've Been Hacked | High Desert Computer Repairs

How to Tell When You’ve Been Hacked

Ransomware attacks, one of the latest trends in cybercrime, are not subtle at all. Hackers who intrude upon networks for the purpose of infecting them with ransomware make it a point of letting their victims know that their data has …

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GTA V and The Rise of Custom Gaming PCs | Apple Valley Computer Repair

GTA V and The Rise of Custom Gaming PCs

The latest chapter in the Grand Theft Auto franchise has proven to be one of the most influential video games of all times. GTA V broke global sales records within days of its release in 2013, and it seems as …

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Common Repair Policies for Computers Under Warranty | Apple Valley Computers

Common Repair Policies for Computers Under Warranty

Most computer buyers will not complete their purchases without first inquiring about the type of warranty that will cover their new equipment. Manufacturer warranties are pretty much standard for off-the-shelf and custom-built systems; in some cases, refurbished computers may also …

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Ransomware is the New 21st Century Extortion Industry | Victorville Computers

Ransomware is the New 21st Century Extortion Industry

Ransomware infections were the most painful headaches that information security experts had to deal with in 2017, and the same can be said about this particular cyber threat in 2018. Ransomware has proven to be one of the most profitable …

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A Future Without Passwords, Thanks to Windows 10 | Apple Valley Computers

A Future Without Passwords, Thanks to Windows 10

Although there is no question that passwords have served a crucial service to society during the Information Age, most security researchers agree that the time has come to look for more hermetic measures of access control and data protection. Tech …

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The Importance of Securing Smart Home Automation Networks | Victorville Networking

The Importance of Securing Smart Home Automation Networks

If you have installed at least one smart device or appliance in your household, the chances are that your smart home automation network will continue growing as you add more devices in the future, and this implies a greater security …

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What You Should Know About Spectre and Meltdown in the High Desert

What You Should Know About Spectre and Meltdown in the High Desert

In 2017, information security researchers from Google’s Project Zero and from European universities stumbled upon two major vulnerabilities in the architecture of microprocessors manufactured by Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, and other major chip makers. The two flaws are known as …

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Which Browser is the Best for Your System? | Apple Valley Computers

Which Browser is the Best for Your System?

The era of the modern web browser recently celebrated a significant milestone. In 1993, two researchers from the University of Illinois released Mosaic, the first graphical web browser that would later be developed for widespread installation and use. Back then, …

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Custom Computer Builds for Cryptocurrency Mining | Apple Valley Computers

Custom Computer Builds for Cryptocurrency Mining

Not a single day goes by without news headlines reporting on the world of cryptocurrencies, which collectively amount to a market capitalization higher than $530 million. As the oldest, most valuable and controversial of all digital currencies, Bitcoin tends to …

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Personal Computing Trends to Watch for in 2018 | Victorville Home Networking

Personal Computing Trends to Watch for in 2018

As is often the case after every holiday season, High Desert residents who received personal computing devices as presents are happy and enjoying the wonders of advanced technology. Think about previous systems you have used in recent years and how …

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