Celebrating 7 years!

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THANK YOU ALL!

As we celebrate seven incredible and wonderful years as TeCHS we can’t help but look back at everyone and everything that has helped us, guided us, taught us, hired us, partnered with us, and shared with us. We truly appreciate everything our amazing vendors, clients, partners and customers have done for us – thank you for your referrals and for your business. We truly appreciate you and we look forward to continue serving your technology needs.

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Did you know that TeCHS used to be called Leader Creative Services? Leader Creative Services was started and run by Kim alone back in 2003 and only offered graphic design services. Then we (Kim and Seth) started dating and married… on our honeymoon we decided to team up in business as well and on June 03, 2011 we decided to change the name of the business to better reflect all of the technical solutions we will offer all of Ventura County together. Thus TeCHS was born!

Seth and Kim, your TeCHS, are proud Ventura natives with well over 30 years of combined tech-y knowledge and know how. We strive to keep everyone’s digital life running smoothly and to keep business and money in our beautiful and wonderful county! From the home user to local business needs – we provide affordable, fast, friendly, professional and reliable services for everything from your toaster to your website!

We can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!

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Memorial Day 2018

 

Please take a few minutes today to remember those who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties we all enjoy as Americans. Throughout our history – and still today – brave men and women sacrifice themselves and their needs for the greater needs, safety and freedoms of the American people. Remember and honor them, today and always.

 

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Happy Earth Day 2018!

Happy Earth Day 2018!

I’m sure there are plenty of local Earth Day celebrations and clean-ups in your local area. If you can’t think of anything or if you are having trouble locating events take a look at the official Earth Day website at : http://www.earthday.org/

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2018 | Happy New Year!

May 2018 bring you and your family peace, prosperity, health, happiness, and simple joy.

Happy New Year!

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2017 | Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays

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Give your loves ones the gift of computer repair, technology tutoring, or graphic design this holiday season!

Did you know that TeCHS offers gift certificates that are good for all of our services? Give your loves ones the gift of computer repair, technology tutoring, or graphic design this holiday season!

We can help you get ready for the holidays with our affordable and professional graphic design – for all of your invitation and gift needs. Most projects can be completed the same business day. We also offer flat-rate pricing for most graphic & web design projects.

We can also setup all of your new technology and we can teach you how to use it too.

Contact TeCHS today.

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We hear “oh, we didn’t know you did that too!” a lot… If it is electronic, odds are good we can help you with it. Want to know more? Ask us! We’d love to hear from you – please call (800) 669-2022 or email info@ezdigitallife.com. We are more than computer repair technicians, we help you select the right technology for your life and we will teach you how to use it at your pace.

Your one-stop-shop for all things technical and creative!

TECHNICAL SERVICES
  • Computer & laptop repair
  • Virus / spyware / malware removal
  • Data retrieval  / transfer
  • Networks & WiFi
  • Smart home system installation & configuration
  • Hardware & software tutoring
  • Cell phone setup & tutoring
  • TV & TV peripheral installation & setup
  • TV wall mounting
  • Universal remote control programming
  • Email assistance & setup
CREATIVE SERVICES
  • Graphic design
  • Web design & maintenance
  • Social media setup & tutoring
  • CD & DVD conversion
  • Photography & photo services

…and so much more!

Need something that isn’t on the list above? Odds are good that we can help. Contact us today and let’s chat about it.

TeCHS is your personal IT department
We take care of you and your equipment. Regular maintenance prevents major problems with your computer… saving you time, money and frustration.Professional, patient, affordable, knowledgeable and quick service!

Serving all of Ventura County, CA.

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Ventura County (& Surrounding) Fires 2017 : Our Hearts Ache For Our Beloved Home Town

Our Hearts Ache For Our Beloved Home Town

To Our Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The fires raging through our County and neighboring Counties right now are simply devastating and show very little signs of slowing down soon. We hope that you are all staying safe.

Need information?

Can you help?

If you can donate money please do. If not, our evacuation shelters still need food, clothes, toys, toiletries, and (mainly) volunteers. Donating blood is also a great idea right now.

Please be safe.

Try to stay off the roads, keep a bag packed in case you need to evacuate, try to limit time outdoors (or wear a mask if you cannot avoid being outside), have a plan in place for you – your family – and your pets to get out! We will all get though this together.
TeCHS is here to help in any way that we can.
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2017 | Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

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KRACK

A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Which means that if your device uses Wi-Fi, KRACK likely impacts it.

Read on for what you need to know about the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, from how it works to how to best protect yourself against it.

 

How does KRACK break Wi-Fi security?

KRACK (short for Key Reinstallation AttaCK) targets the third step in a four-way authentication “handshake” performed when your Wi-Fi client device attempts to connect to a protected Wi-Fi network. The encryption key can be resent multiple times during step three, and if attackers collect and replay those retransmissions in particular ways, Wi-Fi security encryption can be broken.

 

What devices are affected by KRACK?

If your device uses Wi-Fi, it’s likely vulnerable to the KRACK Wi-Fi security flaw to some degree, though some get it worse than others.

 

What happens when Wi-Fi security is broken?

For starters, the attacker can eavesdrop on all traffic you send over the network. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on.

 

How to protect yourself from KRACK’s Wi-Fi flaw

Keep your devices up to date! Given the potential reach of KRACK, expect new patches to come quickly from major hardware and operating system vendors. Microsoft says a security patch is already incoming for Windows PCs.

Until those updates appear, consumers can still take steps to safeguard against KRACK. The easiest thing would be to simply use a wired ethernet connection, or stick to your cellular connection on a phone. That’s not always possible though.

If you need to use a public Wi-Fi hotspot—even one that’s password protected—stick to websites that use HTTPS encryption. Secure websites are still secure even with Wi-Fi security broken. The URLs of encrypted websites will start with “HTTPS,” while unsecured websites are prefaced by “HTTP.”

And again, keep your security software up to date to protect against potential code injected malware.

Device and router Wi-Fi security FAQ

 

Is my phone at risk?

KRACK is a different sort of attack than previous exploits, in that it doesn’t go after devices, it goes after the information you use them to send. So while the data stored on your phone is safe from hacking, whenever you use it to send a credit card number, password, email, or message over Wi-Fi, that data could be stolen.

 

So my router is vulnerable?

That’s closer, but still not totally accurate. It’s not the device that’s at risk, it’s the information, so the sites you visit that aren’t HTTPS are most vulnerable.

 

Oh, so I should change my Wi-Fi password then?

Well, you can, but it’s not going to stop the likelihood of attack. The exploit targets information that should have been encrypted by your router, so the attacker doesn’t need to crack your password to implement it. In fact, it has no bearing on the attack whatsoever.

 

So all devices are at risk?

Now you’re getting it. However, while any device that sends and receives data over Wi-Fi is at risk, the researchers who uncovered the attack said Android devices were more at risk than other mobile phones.

 

Great, I have an Android phone. But I’m running Nougat so I’m safe, right?

Unfortunately, no. Newer phones running Android 6.0 or later are actually more at risk since there is an existing vulnerability in the code that compounds the issue and makes it easier to “intercept and manipulate traffic.”

 

So is my iPhone safe?

Safer than Android, but still not entirely safe.

 

What about my Mac?

The researchers who found the bug initially had a harder time cracking macOS, but subsequent attacks were easier to implement.

 

And Windows PCs too?

Yup, same deal, but Microsoft said in a statement that it has a security update to address this issue is incoming.

 

I run Linux. I’m impenetrable to attack, right?

Not quite. Researchers actually found that Linux machines were the most vulnerable desktop devices, with a similar bug to the one found in the Android code.

 

So should I turn off Wi-Fi?

That’s probably not a viable option for most people, but if you’re completely panic-stricken, then the only way to be completely safe is to avoid using Wi-Fi until you know your router has been patched.

 

OK, I’m not doing that. What else can I do?

Right now, all you can do is wait. Google has already confirmed that it is aware of the issue and will be distributing a patch, and Apple and Microsoft will presumably do the same, as well as Linux purveyors. So keep checking for updates and install them when they arrive.

 

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