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Apple iPad 2 owners may wish to hold off on that IOS 8 update

If you have not updated your iPad 2 to IOS 8 yet, you might want to hold off or potentially suffer the same consequences that I have. Here’s the list of the most annoying issues that affect me since updating my iPad 2 64GB w/Verizon Cellular to IOS 8: EXTREMELY SLOW – When opening apps, […]

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday should be taken seriously this time (Sept 2014)

FORTY-ONE vulnerabilities have been addressed in this edition of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. There are 37 security flaws in Microsoft Internet Explorer alone which are being corrected. These range from “Important” all the way up to the “Critical” level, and include one fix for a “zero day vulnerability” that attackers have been exploiting. It is recommended […]

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CryptoLocker victims may have some hope

Some victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware / malware / trojan may have hope for recovering their files thanks to a site that has gone live in the last few days. The way CryptoLocker works is that once it has run on your computer, it will begin encrypting the files on it (and potentially on file […]

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Stolen computer from Greenwood hospital may contain unencrypted patient data

Here we are in 2014, with operating systems which feature built-in data encryption, and in the news today over on WYFF’s site is a story titled “Hospital: Patient info at risk after laptop is stolen“.  It was just a couple years ago that I wrote on this blog about a similar incident HERE. The long […]

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Holiday Hours for Computer / Network Service & Sales

Homeland Secure IT is closing in observance of Independence Day 2014 and so we can spend time with our families! We’re walking out the door on July 3rd at 2pm and will return on Monday, July 7th ready to tackle any project you may have. Should you have an emergency such as your server go […]

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Apple iCloud ransomware is a real threat

People are being locked out of their iPhones and iPads due to an attack that is taking place where the devices are locked and you can only gain access to your files if you pay a “ransom”. This is mainly in Australia but it has been reported in other locations. You should backup your data […]

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Internet Explorer being actively targeted – Why are you using IE?

This is from our partners at WatchGuard, taken in its entirety from their blog for your reading enjoyment: Advanced Attackers Exploit IE & Flash 0days in the Wild by Corey Nachreiner Over the weekend, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), which attackers are exploiting in […]

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Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a Microsoft Word document exploit

Did you know that most successful computer exploits that we encounter are because the user simply clicked a link, or opened a document without giving it a second thought? I think we’re all guilty of receiving an email from someone we know, or assume we know, then opening the email and following that link. I […]

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And the winner of our Jabra Freeway giveaway is….

We have a winner in our giveaway!  Olga Bannister, simply for being awesome and subscribing to the Homeland Secure IT blog, you have won this cool device that may keep you from getting a ticket in the City of Greenville. Stop by and pick it up most any weekday between 8:30 and 5:30.  You might […]

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Internet Spring Cleaning Day 2014 is upon us! Read Immediately!

It’s that time of year again when ISPs (Internet Service Providers) from around the globe perform their yearly scheduled maintenance. This is dubbed “Internet Spring Cleaning”. In case you have missed the stories on the news and the countless emails flying around for the last week or so, then this may come as a total […]

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