October 16th, 2014

Poodle – A New Web Vulnerability

Web Vulnerability

There is a web vulnerability that was recently discovered called Poodle.  The vulnerability makes it possible to exploit secure web browsing that uses SSL (secure sockets layer) communications.  SSL is one of the communication methods that may be established between the browser and the web server.  SSL is an old communication method that has been replaced by a more modern and secure method known as TLS (Transport Layer Security).  However, many if not most web servers still support SSL (as well as TLS) in order to support older web browsers.

What does this mean for you?

Due to the potential seriousness of the vulnerability, London Drugs will be immediately taking steps to remove support for SSL from all our web sites.  For the vast majority of our customers, there will be no issue at all.  A very small percentage (less than 0.2%) will be able to browse our websites but will not be able to make purchases, login, or perform any operations that require secure communications (https://).

Our research suggests that those affected will be customers using Internet Explorer versions 6 and earlier.  For many reasons, these customers should consider upgrading their browser to a newer version.

As a general note, all customers should take a moment to disable SSL in their browsers to protect against this vulnerability when using other web sites that may not have taken the same action we have.

How do I disable this?

Follow the link below for  instructions on how to do this.


September 17th, 2014

Charge your cell phone faster – How to stay charged on-the-go

Tech Talk with Julian Sanders from @LD_Regina_East and Sabeen chat about how to charge your cell phone faster at home or in the car.

September 16th, 2014

Office 365 – Your modern Office keeps getting better

The Office that goes where you go

Did you know that over a billion people on the planet use Microsoft Office?  With that many people Microsoft wants to make sure everyone can experience Office on many devices and platforms. Android, iPhone and Windows Phone users already enjoy the ability to use Office for Mobile. PC and Mac users experience the “classic” Office the way we are all accustomed to. This all comes together with an Office 365 Subscription. You can stay connected and experience the latest versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint on so many different devices. One annual subscription and you are all set for an Office experience like never before.


August 20th, 2014

Aim improved

Check out Hip Shot Dot for FPS accuracy. Easily find where your aiming with a red dot attached to your screen.



Check out the video:

More details and to check out store stock or order online: http://www.londondrugs.com/Hip-Shot-Dot/L8290660,default,pd.html

June 26th, 2014

Beyond anti virus – stop the silent killer of malware

Hopefully you already have a security solution that provides an antidote to viruses. Leading security programs cover you against many things like files intent on causing havoc on your operating system, but that’s not the only thing that can attack your computer. You’ve probably heard the term malware but do you know what it means?

Malicious + software = Malware

People often call a virus malware but it’s important to know that that’s not really the whole truth. Viruses usually cause something obvious to go wrong like your search engine gets hijacked to a strange site or you get odd messages. Malware can be silently running in the background collecting information about what your doing and you wouldn’t know about it if you only used an anti virus program.

There is a way to protect yourself that compliments your anti virus. Malwarebytes is the leading compliment to protect you against malware.

Malware can come from many places not all of them dark corners of the internet. Sometimes it’s as easy as clicking on a link someone posted to Facebook and a program silently slips into your computer. Well written malicious programs might not even be visible to the user, invisible evil.

There’s too much in your computer to just have the basic protection. Your off to a good start if you have a good anti-virus installed. Get yourself a copy of Malware Bytes and scan your system and see what it comes up with. I’ve run it on dozens of computers and I’m always amazed at what it finds. There’s so many routes you can get an infection from.

When you have Malwarebytes your protection goes from this:


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To this:

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Pop into one of our stores and ask about Malwarebytes. Trust me you’ll thank me once you see what it stops in real time.


June 26th, 2014

All the WI-FIs!!! Netgear Nighthawk X6

Sometimes a router comes out that even makes hardcore nerds hearts skip a beat.

Coming soon Pre-orders now available — Nighthawk X6 


6 antennas 6!
Cover your whole house and yard without repeaters.
Advanced beam forming to send the right radio wave to the right devices at the right time.
USB and printer sharing with ease.
Painless setup so you can use all of the Nighthawk X6 capabilities without a degree in advanced computer science.
Award wining backup software for all your devices.





June 20th, 2014

Starters guide to backing up your Mac

Apple has many built in tools to help you backup your computer. There’s some good reasons to have your most important files not only copied in two places but also offsite.

Here’s a great breakdown of the differences about how to backup your Apple computer:



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