Friday, August 28, 2009

Hacking Wi-Fi made easy Again......

The second generation of Wi-Fi security systems has now been broken as badly as its notoriously insecure predecessor: Japanese researchers say they can crack WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), the successor to the old-school WEP, inside of a minute's time spent eavesdropping on a wireless network.

Details on the mechanics of the attack are set to be announced next month at a computer conference, but it's tentatively described as taking to "a new level" the previous method by which WPA had been roughly compromised, adapting previously theoretical holes in the WPA system and turning them into practical attack techniques.

The previous method of attacking WPA devices took up to 15 minutes to be successful, and didn't always work. The new method is said to work on far more devices and, obviously, much more quickly. However, as with the old attack, the new one only works on WPA devices that use the TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) algorithm, which is a setting in your router and device setup.

WPA devices that use the newer AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm, plus devices that use WPA2 -- the third generation of wireless security standards -- are still safe for now.

However, this does mean that it won't be long before this attack technique trickles out into software that malicious hackers can use to invade WPA networks. With access to your wireless network, a hacker can potentially eavesdrop on any traffic sent, access shared folders on computers attached to the network, and of course send and receive data (like illegal file sharing or even child pornography) which could then be blamed on you.

To protect yourself, upgrade the security settings on your devices to WPA2 if they all support the standard. Alternately, you can upgrade any WPA device from TKIP security to AES. Check in your router administration console and on your computer for and where how to do this.

AOKNetworking can help you with your security needs. Have you been hacked? Do you even know?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Top 10 Facts about Spyware and Malware

Top 10 Facts about Spyware and Malware

"There is no one software available that can remove all spyware or malware". Spyware seems to be the topic of the day. Here are some important facts that you need to know about spyware removal and how to protect yourself using AOKNetworking's Proactive Care!

Fact 1: Spyware and Malware can easily be installed on a system without the user's knowledge. In some cases one infection can propagate many more infections by downloading and installing malicious software stealthily in the background.

Fact 2: There is no software available that can remove all spyware or malware because of the techniques that are used to release new variants and new strains of infections into the wild

Fact 3: Spyware and malware infections can make pieces of your identity just a few mouse clicks away for criminals because of the ability of the software to gather and report personal information about you.

Fact 4: Spyware and Malware can slow down your internet connection speed dramatically

Fact 5: Spyware and Malware take away precious system resources in your computer, making boot times longer and over all performance sluggish.

Fact 6: A spy Audit survey in 2004 suggests that over 90% of computers are infected with some type of spyware!

Fact 7: Spyware and Malware can infect your system without your knowledge when you install certain software on your computer. Screen savers, online games, PC performance enhancers and even some spyware removal programs can "bundle" spyware and malware into their software.

Fact 8: Many computer users resort to "reformatting" their computer to rid their system of spyware, resulting in complete data loss and hours of valuable time lost to working on their computers.

Fact 9: Some variants of spyware and malware can install backdoors to allow hackers complete control over a system. This often results in someone from the outside using your computer to send out spam and viruses.

Fact 10: Businesses and individuals can spend thousands of dollars in a year on tech support, losing hours, days and even sometimes weeks and STILL have the same problems from the start!

Why not let AOKNetworking take the responsibility of managing the network for you to prevent this in the first place. Call us today and we can discuss how Proactive Care can help you!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why Managed Services? Why AOKNetworking?

What are managed services and how do they compare to outsourcing?

Outsourcing is taking an internal function and contracting an outside source to perform that work. Managed services are a collaborative effort between you and your service provider with emphasis on proactive monitoring and management of an IT operating environment. People within a company sometimes consider outsourcing as a threat to their jobs. Managed services are different in that they place the emphasis on the reallocation of resources to strategic core business initiatives.

These days, everyone is strapped for cash. But, you have to keep up with the fast pace of technology. Managed services handle mundane IT tasks so that you and your technology staff can focus on current and new strategic business endeavors.

What benefits do managed services offer?

Managed services free up IT resources and help to reduce costs without sacrificing quality. Your IT staff can focus on aligning with business goals without worrying about day-to-day operations and reactive support. Another benefit is that managed services are typically offered at a flat monthly fee. So when issues or incidences arise, they can be resolved easily and your fee will remain basically the same. See why many companies are moving over to AOKNetworking's NEW Intelligent Workplace.

With managed services in place, your IT environment is constantly monitored. So, instead of reacting when things break, you can proactively remediate issues. In addition, a good managed services program will be able to react to the problems that can’t be planned for, so you’re covered no matter what. A good program is flexible and modular — it can scale up or scale back as your business requires.

Additional managed services offerings include adding expertise to your staff where you don’t have it or don’t require a full time person (i.e. Oracle support, VMware or security). Software as a Service (SaaS) is a type of managed service that allows you to add tools you need without upfront capital expenditure and the hardware and skills needed to deploy and manage the tool.

If a company explores managed services what outcomes can it expect?

First, you have to define what managed services are appropriate for you and your company. Usually this entails a combination of identifying what elements of IT are core to your business, and also identifying what commodity items a managed services provider can potentially manage. From there you can determine exactly what you need and when you’ll need it. You’ll be able to predict IT costs, so you’ll have consistent spending. Managed services also offer a proactive analysis of your operating environment, remote monitoring tools, less reactivity for operations, more scheduled maintenance and the ability to measure results via monthly or quarterly reports from the managed services provider. Managed services will allow you to focus on your business and not on IT.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Free Unlimited Support from AOKNetworking!!!!!

AOKNetworking, LLC utilizes state of the art technology to be able to remotely control your computer without the need of an onsite technician. You simply submit a "Trouble Ticket" either online or by calling our toll-free number. A technical consultant from our company will contact you and quickly and easily connect to your PC, just as if they were sitting in front of your computer. From that moment, you will be able to see everything our consultants are doing. This feature allows us to not only fix any problems you have but we can also train you to perform tasks in popular software titles. And it is ALL INCLUDED in your monthly subscription fee.

Friday, May 29, 2009

If the President is not prepared, are you?

WASHINGTON – America has for too long failed to adequately protect the security of its computer networks, President Barack Obama said Friday, announcing he will name a new cyber czar to take on the job.

Surrounded by a host of government officials, aides and corporate executives, Obama said this is a "transformational moment" for the country, where computer networks are probed and attacked millions of times a day.

"We're not as prepared as we should be, as a government or as a country," he said, calling cyber threats one of the most serious economic and military dangers the nation faces.

He said he will soon pick the person he wants to head up a new White House office of cyber security, and that person will report to the National Security Council as well as to the National Economic Council, in a nod to the importance of computers to the economy.

While the newly interconnected world offers great promise, Obama said it also presents significant peril as well. The president declared: "Cyberspace is real, and so is the risk that comes with it."

Laying out a broad five-point plan, the president said the U.S. needs to provide the education required to keep pace with technology and attract and retain a cyber-savvy work force. He called for a new education campaign to raise public awareness of the challenges and threats related to cyber security.

He assured the business community, however, that the government will not dictate how private industry should tighten digital defenses.

Government officials have grown increasingly alarmed as U.S. computer networks are constantly assailed by attacks and scams, ranging from nuisance hacking to more nefarious probes and attacks, including suspicions of cyber espionage by other nations, such as China.

Obama noted that his own computer system for the presidential campaign at one point last year was compromised by hackers, but said the security of the names and financial information on contributors was intact.

Call AOK Networking for more information on how we can protect your network and give you confidence that you are secure and stable.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What’s better than fast response to a computer crash?

What’s better than fast response to a computer crash?

Technical difficulties How about no crash at all?

Most tech companies are still talking about fast response and friendly people…or maybe they list all their certifications, partnerships, and specializations…but having a company that’s great at reacting to problems isn’t nearly as good as having one that prevents them from ever occurring.

In this crowd, we’re not looking for basics on how to be friendlier or get a technical certification. We’re hardcore: how do we get as efficient as possible about keeping our clients’ systems running smoothly?

There’s some great stuff right around the corner. We can already restore servers within minutes of an outage; soon we’ll be able to do the same with any computer on a network.

Think about it: instead of waiting hours for recovery, we get you back up and running on a temporary machine – in minutes – while we take care of whatever went wrong. You’re not in crisis, nor are we. Your business is fully functional with almost no interruption from technical issues.

What’s great is that this level of reliability is becoming more affordable than ever. Even if it’s a little more than you spend today, I guarantee it’s cheaper to avoid downtime – keeping operations going and keeping staff – than to skimp a little and then pay your employees to sit around waiting on your techs when problems inevitably occur.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fun Computer Facts! Hey it's Friday why not?

1.An Amd 1400 chip running without a heatsink gets as hot as 370 degrees.

2. Seagate introduced the first hdd for pcs in 1979.It held 5 M.B of data.

3. If u opened up the case of the original Macintosh, u will find 47 signatures
one for each member of Apple's Macintosh divison as of 1982.

4. The first computer company to register for a domain name was digital
equipment corporation.

5. Did u know Apple & Sun came very close to a merger in 1996.

6. The technology contained in a single game boy unit in 2000 exceeds all
the computing power that was used to put the first man on moon in 1969.

7. Hewlett Packard was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.

8.Tetris has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, since it began in 1982.That provided the creator 800 million in revenues.

9.The superflop (LOL!) sega dreamcast, released in 1999, was the first console game machine to sport a 128 Bit architecture.

10.The most expensive game ever developed was "ShenMue" for sega dreamcast.It costs $20 million.

11.The QWERTY keyboard layout is 129 years old.

12.South korea's SK telecom offers an inaudible ring tone to its customers which, it claims, can repel mosquitoes.

13.In 1971, the first speech recognition software named, "Hearsay" was developed in India.

14.Macquariums are aquariams made from old macintosh computers.

15.The servers r in denmark.The software is from Estonia.The domain is registered in Australia & the corporation is in south pacific island.Ths Kazaa the p2p software.

16.Bill gates & Paul Allen started a company called Traf-O-Data to monitor traffic flow.

17.The four largest software makers in the world are:-

(a) Microsoft
(b) Adobe
(c) Sap
(d) Computer Associates.

18.Top Ten Supercomputers of Today:-

Arranged according to the speed:-

1. Bluegene/L DD2 Beta-system(IBM).

2. Columbia (NASA).

3. Earth Simulator (NEC).

4. MareNostrum(Barcelona Supercomputer Center).

5. Thunder (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

6. ASCI Q(Los Alamos National Laboratory).

7. System X(Virgina Tech).

8. Blugene/L DD1 Prototype(IBM).

9. eServer pSeries 655 cluster(Naval Oceanographic Office).

10. Tungsten(National Center For Supercomputing Applications).

19. According to university of california 1,693,000 terabytes of information are
produced & stored magnetically per year.

20.Hard drives in the near future are expected to have a track density of
about 100,000 tracks/inch.This means that tracks are spaced 10 millionths
of an inch apart.

21.One terabyte(1000 gigabytes) is equivalent to storing a stack of
documents that is more than 16 times the height of New York's empire
state building.

22. The 4004 was the first microprocessor of intel.

23. The nVidia GeForce 6800 ultra has 222 million transistors which is the
record for the max. no. transistors on a chip.

24. James Gosling created java at sun microsystems.He came up with the
name Java while debating over it at a coffee shop.

25. The first ISP was Compuserve, established in 1969 which is now under

26. The Palm O.S fits in less than 100 K,which is less than one percent the size
of Windows 98 or Mac O.S.

27. What does 50 G.B of storage really mean?It means we can stack 3 piles of
single spaced type written pages taller than the Eiffel tower and data to
support this information is about 50 gigabytes.

28. The code name for the 12 engineers who designed the IBM pc was :-
'The dirty dozen'.

29. When the cd was invented, it was decided that a cd should be long
enough to hold beethoven's Ninth Symphony at any tempo which was
precisely 72 minutes.

30.128 bit SSL encryption is so strong that it would take much , much longer than the age of universe to crack a message encrypted using it.Even 20 years from now, if computers are a million times faster. it would still take longer than the age of the universe to crack it.

31.Bill Gates math SAT score was a perfect 800.

32.Bill Gates home was designed using a Mac!

33.Disk drive recording head fly height (gap between the head and disc when the drive is spinning ) is less than 1 microinch while:-

A red blood cell is 300 microinches is diameter.
A particle of tobacco smoke is 250 microinches.
A particle of smog is 100 microinches.
A human hair is 4000 microinches.

34.When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two

35.Windows 95 can run on 386DX at 20 Megahertz, with just 4 M.B of RAM.

36.David Bradley wrote the code for [Ctr]+[Alt]+[Delete] key sequence.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Intelligent Workplace on the front lines

Add Value, Improve Efficiency and Increase Profitability to Your Offering!

ConnectWise and Kaseya significantly simplify the internal tasks necessary to run a business, as well as the customer facing communication needed to maintain client expectations. IT Service Providers can streamline key operational functions such as time tracking, services and project management, RMM and billing and all in a fully automated, web-based solution. Utilizing Kaseya and ConnectWise will dramatically change the way you run your business.

Join this webinar and learn how Bob Knoerzer, President of AOK Networking , uses Kaseya and ConnectWise to drive relevancy to his customers, while increasing efficiency and boosting profitable growth within his business. Register today and discover:

How Bob utilizes Kaseya and ConnectWise together to increase efficiency.

What areas of each solution Bob finds most valuable to his business.

How to provide customers with a more robust, reliable, and consistent services at a more attractive price point.

Upon registration for the session you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on joining the event. For questions please contact Valentina Vazquez .
Tuesday, May 12th
11:00 AM PDT

Webinar Speakers
Chad Gniffke
Sr. Product Marketing Mgr.

Jeannine Edwards
Director, Business Services

Bob Knoerzer
AOK Networking

About AOK Networking

Since 2000, AOK Networking has assumed the responsibility of managing complicated networks for businesses of all sizes throughout the southeast. For small and medium-sized companies, we take on the role of an onsite engineer - available 24 x 7 - so they don't have to continually staff an internal IT department. For larger businesses with IT staff, we step in where their expertise fails.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Would you give if you could?

AOK - Leukemia Lymphoma Society

On May 18th, I will be joining forty golfers for the 13th Annual Golf Marathon. This event will take place at Redtail Golf Club in Sorrento and will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is not your regular golf tournament! I have taken on the challenge of playing 100 holes of golf (I don't know if my body can make 100 holes in one day) and raising a minimum of $6,500.

One of the main reasons I am trying to raise funds on May 18th, is that my brother died of Leukemia when he was only 11 years old. This has changed and structured my life in so many ways and I miss him. I only hope you can pledge something/anything. With us being able to raise funds, I am hopeful Harrison will not have to go through what my brother Tommy did. I sometimes wonder what life would be like if he was here!

Harrison Joseph I am playing in honor of Harrison Joseph, who was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia on July 24, 2003 at 10 weeks old. Today he is in remission! I have enclosed a picture of Harrison, and I hope you will help me insure that his recovery continues to be successful by making a donation.

Here's how you can help! Over the next few weeks, I will be asking for the support of friends, family members and business associates to help us reach our goal in raising $60,000. With your help, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raises funds that go primarily towards research and patient assistance. It is LLS's goal that one day in the very near future there will be a cure for all blood cancers.

With your support, we will make a difference in the lives of so many and turn the hope for a cure into a reality.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

To go directly to my site and pay online, please go to:

Warm Regards,

Bob Knoerzer
AOK Networking
12001 Research Parkway, Ste. #212
Orlando, FL 32826