SECURE IT ALERT: Protect your data with DATA DESTRUCTION from ShredDisk #Greenville

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Protect your data – by destroying it! Boy that sounds interesting doesn’t it? But what does that mean? As computers age and are replaced, they might find their way to a dumpster, or given to a non-profit organization who refurbishes them and resells them, or they may be given to a computer recycler who is supposed to dispose of the computer …

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac to be Released in October

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Microsoft’s latest version of Office 2011 is due out in October of 2011. It features many improvements over previous versions and comes in the following flavors: Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac. It will retail for $119  for a single install and $149 for the …

Warehouse Theatre’s Production of “The Clean House” #Greenville

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Let me preface this post with the fact that I had never heard of The Warehouse Theatre until my family participated in the “Google on Main” event earlier this year. After that event, there was a follow-up which took place at The Warehouse and that was the first time I set foot in the facility. Since then, we have been seeing …

SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft vulnerability in DLL handling – Prepare thy self…

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Homeland Secure IT Alert #3 for Thursday, August 26, 2010 Not to be outdone by the Apple Mac OS X security issues, Microsoft has a few new issues as well. This time regarding DLL handling. What follows is the original posting from US-CERT: — National Cyber Alert System Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-238A Microsoft Windows Insecurely Loads Dynamic Libraries Original …

SECURE IT ALERT: Malicious Documents and Images Threaten OS X

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Secure IT Alert #2 for Thursday, August 26 2010 More bad news for Mac owners. PLEASE update your systems. We are seeing the number of Mac and *nix exploits ramp up at an alarming rate. Many people have found rootkits were installed on their systems for no telling how long before they were discovered. The following information was provided courtesy …

SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe Shockwave vulnerable on Mac and Windows – Update today!

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, August 26th 2010 I know it seems like it never ends… Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Air, Java, Windows, Mac, one update and patch after another following these security announcements….   The vulnerability de jour is brought to you by Adobe, and it affects Shockwave player on Macintosh OSX and Windows platforms. The …

Using Internet Explorer? Free Trend Micro tool to prevent browser exploits!

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Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software! If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as  “zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for …

Greenville computer service, repair, support and more – Way more… #greenville

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This morning I was having a discussion with a potential client and we were talking about the “Homeland Secure IT” name, the individual mentioned that they understood the play on words, however they were simply not sure how to take “IT”, because they thought of “IT” only in the terms of “Information Technology”… I explained that the “IT” in our …

Web enabled thermostats aim to save you money and give you control from anywhere!

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Web Enabled Thermostats: A not-so-new technology is becoming mainstream due to the desire to save money and be “green”. If you have been looking to purchase a new HVAC system for your home or business, you may have been given the option to include a thermostat that enables you to view statistics & make changes to the settings using a …