You get a phone call from a Microsoft Rep

July 2, 2012 in News by Alpha Computers  |  No Comments

he says we have detected a problem with your computer and we will repair it for free, that basically is the introduction they then ask you to go to a site which will load a program and enable them to take control of your computer, this is a scam do not fall for it Microsoft have stated they have never and will never approach people in this way.

Flame Malware

June 11, 2012 in News by Alpha Computers  |  No Comments

Flame malware at the moment this is being used against government computers to hack data it’s so clever it will collect information passing through it if on a network and on the hard drive interrogate any Bluetooth devices if its close enough to connect to them it is also pretty much undetectable then when  finished it is sent a suicide code where it uninstalls itself and erases any evidence from the computer of its trail, at present the general feeling that a country has created it because of the level of sophistication but now the coding is out there my guess is it will be used by criminals as well. It is all very disconcerting when we already live in a world of cyber crime banks and businesses already losing billions every day, how can we have security and freedom?

LCD screens price increasing

June 11, 2012 in News by Alpha Computers  |  No Comments

The price of LCD screens are increasing, in some cases by as much 100% because availability is quite bad for some 15.6” models, although demand is still there for the replacement market there is no stocks this is pushing the price up simply because of availability, while laptop manufactures have switched to LED many if not all the Chinese manufacturers have switched to LED leaving no LCD screens coming into the market place, I hope the manufacturers will latch onto this problem and do something about it.