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VOIP.MS Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Attack. What happened?

It started last week. September 16, 2021. Our VOIP phones were cutting out. Then not working at all. We utilize a VOIP system called Wildix, that is resold by a local reseller of Telephony solutions. It’s a pretty intense system, full of bells and whistles. For us, it does the job quite well as our… Read More

Windows XP Bids us Farewell

Its been around forever or so it feels. Microsoft XP debuted in August of 2001. Now almost 13 years later, Microsoft is pulling the pin on its most prolific operating system of all time. As of April 9th, 2014, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows XP. What does not supported mean? As of that… Read More

Cryptolock Virus – The Virus Game has Changed for Good

One day last week we got the call. A client infected with a virus. Now, we’ve seen our fair share of viruses before, so at worst we were thinking that this virus is going to require us reinstalling a workstation’s operating system. And other than being an annoyance, all would be well after some TLC.… Read More

MTS and Shaw – Why you Need Them Both

The day began like any other around the Seerx shop. But before the day shift was a few hours old we started receiving calls about sporadic Internet access from a number of our downtown Winnipeg based clients. We started checking the clients – all of them had Shaw as their primary ISP (Internet Service Provider)… Read More

Planned Retirement of your PCs

Your computer is 5 years old.. The warranty is expired. You’re sitting on the fence wondering if you should replace it. It’s still working, but Windows 7 is now out and Windows 8 is just around the corner. Heck, you could buy a fancy Ultrabook like the Asus Zen prime, the rage of the Anti-Mac… Read More

Why your Laptop Needs to be Encrypted

Imagine your laptop in the backseat of your car. You put it there because the car trunk was full of old computers destined for the e-cycler. You forget about the laptop as you park your car and head into the supermarket near your house. It’s late and it’s dark outside, but you’re just in time… Read More

Identity Theft and Cybercrime

A True Story – Part 2 A couple of months ago, Winnipeg was home to it’s semi-annual “Giveaway Weekend.” A brainchild of someone in our municipal offices, its been touted as a way of keeping stuff out of our landfill and in someone else’s garage. I was driving home that weekend, and spotted a computer… Read More

Identity Theft and Bouncing Laptops

A true story… A few weeks ago, as I was picking up my children from my wife’s parents home, my father- in-law said, “Wait a sec, I have something for you”. He went away for a moment and came back with a small Gateway netbook computer. He told me that he’d been driving down the… Read More

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