Handy List of Star Codes for Cisco SPA525G2 phones #VoIP #Cisco

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One of the best selling phones for the small and medium business (SMB) market is the Cisco SPA525G2 phone. The entire series of SPA phones are affordable, reliable and well suited to SMB use, but the 525 G2 is the current big daddy with its color display, ability to play MP3s from a memory stick, sync to your cell phone …

Are you using pcAnywhere? Symantec says to cut that out… #vulnerbilities #hax0rz

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If you are using pcAnywhere to remotely access your computer, you probably want to go read the “pcAnywhere Security Recommendations” posted by Symantec. http://www.symantec.com/connect/sites/default/files/pcAnywhere%20Security%20Recommendations%20WP_01_23_Final.pdf The danger is that someone so inclined could potentially access your computer through vulnerabilities exposed from old source code, and gain full access to your computer, files and your network. To sum it up, disabling pcAnywhere …

The Dockside Band is going to be at Rendezvous on Saturday Jan-28-2012 @DocksideBand #LiveMusic #Greenville

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Whatcha doing this Saturday evening? If you say anything other than, “Going out, having a great time”, then you need to consider heading over to Rendezvous on Pelham Rd, near I85 and check out The Dockside Band! In addition to performing all your favorites, we’re going to be premiering two new songs, “Carolina Girl” and “Standing in the Dark” which …

US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-024A warns of Anonymous DDoS attacks

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Anonymous has made the news lately with their attacks on many sites, with the most prominent being government sites. US-CERT released this info yesterday:   National Cyber Alert System Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-024A “Anonymous” DDoS Activity Original release date: January 24, 2012 Last revised: — Source: US-CERT Overview US-CERT has received information from multiple sources about coordinated distributed denial-of-service …

Could a judge order you to hand over the keys to your encrypted computer hard drive or flash drive?

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COULD a judge order you to hand over the keys to your encrypted computer hard drive or flash drive? Turns out the answer to this is a definitive “YES”.  And you can bet there is a major outcry by civil rights and privacy groups because a judge has ordered a person to provide an unencrypted hard drive as part of …

Suddenly people cannot get to the internet at my business

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So you have been cruising along at your business for years and all has been great, but now, out of the blue, people on your network are having trouble viewing websites. You found that if you reboot that firewall (pull the plug on the thing since there is no power supply) that YOU get back online right away, but then …

WatchGuard posts list of “PCI Pitfalls for Retailers”

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Watchguard, provider of quality firewall and security products for small, media and enterprise business made a “Social Media Release” today that outlines a list of PCI Pitfalls for Retailers. It is quoted below  in its entirety but can be found here. I’ll be posting about the new WatchGuard XTM 33 designed for Small/Medium businesses, and may be ideal for retailers! …

Google’s personal search results can be turned off if you prefer not to see them

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Over on lifehacker.com there is a great post about how to turn off the Google personal search results feature. The instructions for doing so are simply to click on the settings cog at the top of the Google page, then select “Search Settings”. Next find “Personal results” and select “Do not use personal results”. This makes the “Hide personal results” …

Secure IT Alert: Adobe patches address Reader & Acrobat vulnerabilities

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Yesterday was Adobe’s first patch day of the new year and the security bulletin describes a total of six vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat X 10.1.1 and older, on both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac. The issues that are addressed are considered “critical” in nature and the solution is to …