BVA INC – IT Consulting Blog

Since 1993, BVA has delivered the highest quality in serving the IT consulting needs of small- and medium-sized businesses in Arizona and the greater Phoenix area, supporting them in maximizing the value of their information technology investments. We understand the impact that technology and computer networking services has on your business, and we are committed to your success.

iOS 10 – What happens if my iPhone 7/6 home button breaks??

The iPhone 7 has changed the home button and like the headphone jack debacle, users are divided. Regardless of opinion if you have a iPhone 7 the home button has changed to a haptic engine known as the “Taptic Engine” which responds to touches with subtle vibrations, which actually simulates

Farewell Galaxy Note 7 – Samsung discontinues production

Samsung has permanently discontinued production of the Galaxy Note 7, and my what a road it has been. From catching a Jeep on fire to halting a plane from take off, the Galaxy Note 7 explosions continued to cause worry among it’s users despite the first recall and replacement. Sales

Is WiFi Assist Swallowing your Data?

If your iPhone software is up to date, meaning iOS 9 and the most recent iOS 10, then you have “WiFi Assist”. WiFi Assist is a feature that allows you to stay connected to the internet even when the WiFi connection is poor. Meaning that if a webpage is having

Snapchat is dropping the chat and adding Spectacles

The company has been renamed Snap Inc. and is set to release video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles. Spectacles will contain a 115 degree-angle lens, allowing the wearer to record up to 30 seconds of video. If you are an avid Snapchat-er this will change the way you snap indefinitely. Taking the

Cisco PIX firewall and IOS software security vulnerabilities

Cisco has released reports that a high priority security hole in its IOS software could have allowed hackers access to memory contents, and therefore confidential information, from more than one product in their lineup.

Cisco has pinpointed cause of the vulnerability toΒ  β€œinsufficient condition checks in the part of the code

Teenage hacker grabs massive data from 800,000 open FTP servers

Not all teenagers are sneaking out in the middle of the night, one is sneaking into nearly 800,000 open FTP servers.Β The story begins with a security researcher, Minxomat, scanning IPv4 addresses to find nearly a million open FTP servers needing no authentication for access. This scan revealed that not only

Take Back Privacy with Windows 10

Windows 10 offers an option to help protect third parties from tracking your movements based on your connections to Wi-Fi networks. Under Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, turn on the Use random hardware addresses setting. This will keep third parties from matching your Wi-Fi adapter’s hardware address with