Jabra SPEAK 510 bluetooth wireless conferencing system

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Every once in a while, something comes along that can make your life easier, while being affordable. The Jabra SPEAK 510 series bluetooth wireless conferencing system is exactly that. Not so long ago, a business would have a conference take place in an actual conference room. However, these days, people might crowd around a computer in an office, or a …

Eaton Power Products Partner

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Eaton Power Products As an Eaton partner, Homeland Secure IT offers Greenville and the Upstate of SC the full line of Eaton power protection products, from surge protectors to full UPS or Uninterruptable Power Supplies to keep your computers, servers, network and phone systems online even when the power is off. Safely shut down during a power outage and never …

Loading Windows 8 on a Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 is possible but not supported

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We are an authorized Lenovo partner and offer their desktop, laptop and server solutions to clients on a regular basis, however, a couple weeks ago, we made an error in judgement. We have a client who required a robust server for hosting multiple websites, so we recommended FreeBSD operating system (with php, MySQL, Apache, etc) and found an appropriate server …

Unpatched critical Java vulnerability in latest patched version of Java?

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No, this is not a repeat from the other day, or last month, or well, ever. The Department of Homeland Security’s suggestion to disable Java in your browser, whether you are using a Mac, Linux box or Windows PC is still probably the best route for you to take, but I know you won’t. Here’s the details….  As I warned …

Homeland Security advises disabling or uninstalling Java – With good reason…

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This week, the Department of Homeland Security suggested disabling or uninstalling Java based on a CERT publication where they announced Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code. That original posting has been updated as recently as today, January 12, 2013. What does it all mean? Well, in a nutshell, if you have the vulnerable version of Java on your …

Conspiracy theory – Anti-Virus companies are the ones releasing viruses

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I bet at some point, you thought to yourself, “The same companies that provide anti-virus programs are also the people who write viruses.” The logic behind that is, if Symantec releases viruses, then people need anti-virus software, right? If I had a quarter for every time I had heard that, I would easily have enough for a steak dinner! I don’t …

DNS Services Managed DNS Backup Business Services bill

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We’ve heard from many of our clients that a company called DNS Services (www.DNSsvc.com) has been sending them letters that appear to be invoices. Some clients have attached copies of the bills that they have received even. However, Pamela’s other business, McAbee’s Custom Carpets received their own the other day. The “bill” looks like you own $65.00 for “DNS Failover …

Happy New Year from Homeland Secure IT!

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And we’re back!!!! We’re two days into the new year – what do you think of 2013 so far? We’re hoping this will be a fantastic year for Homeland and for our friends, family and clients! If there is anything we can do to assist with your computer or network needs, please do not hesitate to call upon us!