Facebook Privacy Post HOAX

Every now and then on Facebook there’s a resurgence of the belief that you can post a particular legal-sounding paragraph in your timeline and it will protect your privacy.  This is a hoax and does nothing to prevent Facebook from using your information as laid out in their Terms and Policies that you agreed to when you setup… Read More »

Introducing New PC Service Plans!

BRETT-TEK is now providing PC Service Plans designed to meet various levels of service and care for your home computer(s). “Tune Up” for scheduled remote checkups. “Shields Up” for added antivirus and security protection. And, “Back Up” that includes a backup solution for your personal data. Contact BRETT-TEK today to help determine a service plan… Read More »

Now Accepting Credit Cards!

BRETT-TEK is now accepting Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards.  You can even pay a BRETT-TEK invoice online.  For security, your card information is not recorded or stored on-site.

Email Still Not Working? Here’s What to Do…

Some clients may still be experiencing problems sending/receiving their emails.  The problem is stemming from some Internet providers (Telus, MCSnet, Shaw, etc.) not yet looking to the new location on the Internet where the email accounts now reside.  In time, all Internet providers will refresh and the whole Internet will being looking in the right… Read More »

Malicious Attack on BRETT-TEK Server STOPPED

Approximately 24 hours ago, BRETT-TEK’s web server was hit by a malicious “flood attack” which prevented many email clients from sending/receiving messages.  Attempting to do so often returned an error like the following… “421: Too Many Concurrent SMTP Connections.  Please try again later…” Firewall settings were adjusted and successfully countered the attack.   Delayed Incoming… Read More »

@vcs-inet.net Email Accounts Protected

On Friday, May 23rd there was a hack attempt made on the BRETT-TEK web server, specifically upon the VCS-INET.NET domain.  The attack was stopped, but as a precaution all @vcs-inet.net email accounts’ passwords were reset. Hack attempts are never at convenient times, but this weekend was particularly difficult as I am out of town celebrating… Read More »

BRETT-TEK Services Apple, Too

BRETT-TEK services Windows PCs, but what about Apple?  Yes, I also help fix problems on iPhones, iMacs, and other Apple devices.   Apple isn’t a bad company.  They do however, in my opinion, still sell overly hyped products at premium prices.  And a saturation point is being reached where I think more and more people are… Read More »