Calendar

Jul
4
Thu
2024
CLOSED: July 4th
Jul 4 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday.

Aug
12
Mon
2024
IBM/PC Day
Aug 12 all-day

On this day in 1981, IBM introduced the Model 5150 personal computer.

Sep
2
Mon
2024
CLOSED: Labor Day
Sep 2 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.

Nov
28
Thu
2024
CLOSED: Thanksgiving
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday.

Nov
30
Sat
2024
Computer Security Day
Nov 30 all-day

How to Celebrate Computer Security Day
The most obvious way to celebrate Computer Security day would be to focus on ensuring that your computer, your devices, and the data you have in the cloud are all secure. One very important thing to do for your online security is to have strong passwords and keep them updated regularly, as this reduces the chances of your personal data falling into the wrong hands. If you aren’t the sort of person who’s good at coming up with strong passwords (and let’s be honest, some of us aren’t), then there are a number of password managers which you can choose from to generate random passwords and also save them so you don’t have to remember.

One strategy is to mix upper and lowercase letters with symbols, as this can be harder to guess and also difficult to hack – and passwords increase in difficulty the longer they are. Surprisingly, it doesn’t seem that everyone would think to do this, because “123456” and “password” have remained the two most popular passwords for years now. And don’t use the same password over and over for every online account you have – this ensures that if someone manages to get into one of your accounts, then they can access all of your accounts. Bad idea. So make strong passwords, don’t recycle them, and update them regularly.

Another thing which you can do to celebrate Computer Awareness Day is to update all of your spyware and malware protection software. Follow up with thorough scans, and you should have a more secure computer or device as an end result. While you may be aware that computers require such protection, you should also remember that your other devices such as tablets and smartphones are also vulnerable to malware and spyware – so take the necessary measures to keep them secure. And if you still have a computer running the outdated Windows XP or Vista, you should be aware that this creates huge security vulnerabilities for you. So upgrade your OS or your device. For the rest of us with more contemporary operating systems, it’s still important to install the regular security updates in order to stay safe.

You can also observe Computer Security Day by encrypting all of your files and backing them up. Your device should give you the option to encrypt all of your files (this is typically found amongst the settings), and then it’s your choice whether to go for a physical device such as an external hard drive or USB drive or for any of the numerous online cloud storage options. Many of these offer encrypted storage, and while Google’s Drive is probably the best-known, it’s far from the only player in the field. And most of the cloud storage options are free up to a certain limit.

So remember Computer Security Day, and observe it in whatever way you can because online safety and security are important things. But maybe you’re a Luddite, and don’t interact with computers and smartphones in any way at all, whatsoever – then how did you come across this article? See, you are using a computer or another device. But is it secure?

Dec
24
Tue
2024
CLOSED: Christmas
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

Jan
1
Wed
2025
Change Your Password Day
Jan 1 all-day

If you’re reading this, you have a holiday to add to your calendar: Change Your Password Day, which is celebrated annually on February 1. Now, most of our transactions occur online; thus, our personal and confidential information is liable to be hacked. This makes it important to keep our online data safe by changing our passwords. Do you know that the average American’s fear is getting hacked?

 

Change Your Password Day

CLOSED: New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for  New Year’s Day.

Jan
8
Wed
2025
World Typing Day
Jan 8 all-day

World Typing Day, celebrated on January 8 every year, is a significant day, not because it honors an important figure, a landmark historical event, or even the birth of a religious leader, but because it celebrates the ability to type and communicate with one another. Why is typing important, you may ask? Think about it. How did you get here? You went onto your phone, iPad, or computer and typed something into the browser. Now, you’re here, reading about typing. Groundbreaking, isn’t it? But in all seriousness, the incredible leaps we have made in communication and written skill is something to celebrate, which is why World Typing Day is such a great way to remember the past, honor the present, and marvel at the future.

 

https://nationaltoday.com/world-typing-day/

Jan
11
Sat
2025
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
Jan 11 all-day

National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day is generally celebrated on January 11. Morse code is a method of telecommunication used to encode messages in a sequence called dashes and dots — or dits and dahs — which sound like clicks. There is an International Morse Code, based on the basic Latin alphabet with extra Latin letters, Arabic numerals, and punctuation. Each character in International Morse Code is represented by a unique sequence of dots and dashes. Morse code can, to the trained person, be heard or seen.

 

Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day