The next reason for gas costing more at the pump could be malware…

Gasoline has started its seasonal increase in cost, as I am sure you have noticed. Why does it cost of fluctuate? One reason is that as we move towards summer months, additives are implemented which are mandated to be used between April and September in a bid to reduce pollutants. The process costs money, as do the additives, and that …

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Oracle Java vulnerabilities – This is not a repeat

Nothing more to say here…  JAVA is full of holes it might seem. ALL systems, including Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Linux, that are running Java may be vulnerable. Here’s the latest US-CERT Alert for February 20th in its entirety. — —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 National Cyber Awareness System US-CERT Alert TA13-051A Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities Original …

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Apple Macs infected with malware – at Apple Inc

Remember the computer that is impervious to malware, the Apple Mac? Well here’s one for you… Yesterday, Apple Inc announced that computers within their own network have been exploited.  Mac computers in other companies have also been exploited. It’s always a heated subject whenever I mention that more and more Apple Macs are becoming compromised. Very passionate people will argue …

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Law Enforcement SWAT Members Swarm Easley South Carolina Movie Theater

Today, on my daily drive in to work, I passed an unusual scene that caught my eye…  A number of Easley PD vehicles were in the parking lot of the Easley Cinema 8 movie theater. As I made my way back to the location, I spotted officers clad in camouflage entering a back door with weapons drawn. My first thought …

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Microsoft Office 2013 is not transferable to another PC

If you have purchased, or plan to purchase, a new computer with the OEM version of Microsoft Office 2013 on it, please understand that the installation of that Office 2013 can only be done on the computer it was first installed on. In other words, let’s assume you buy a new computer from Homeland Secure IT along with Microsoft Office …

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Flash! Savior of the Universe! No, not really….

Adobe Flash Player is making more friends (Right up there with JAVA! )…  There are active attacks being reported currently for vulnerabilities that affect not only Microsoft Windows but also Apple Mac. You should insure that updates are installed! Should you require assistance applying these critical security updates to your computer or your entire network of computers, please call us …

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Microsoft hearts you – Post Valentine’s Day patches are coming your way!

Strap in….  Patches are ‘a comin’ to your Microsoft Windows based computer or Server on February 12, 2013, just in time for Valentine’s Day. See, Microsoft DOES love you.  Never doubt. That’s right! For the low, low price of only zero dollars, you will be receiving a number of feature loaded patches, the Microsoft Advance Notification for February 2013 says …

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Compass of Carolina 16th annual “Chase Away the Blues” event is almost here!

A Two-Night Fund-Raiser Benefiting Compass of Carolina (More info about Compass of Carolina can be found at: http://www.compassofcarolina.org/) Compass of Carolina is proud to announce the return of South Carolina’s First Lady of Song – Loretta Holloway on Friday, February 15th For the first time ever- ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience on Saturday, February 16th!   Tickets are available now, so …

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3 Billion Devices Run Java… And many need to update it!

Oracle’s emergency update to Java Runtime Environment and the Development Kit should be applied, immediately. If you are using Java on your system… Please make sure it is up to date, or consider disabling it all together if you can live without it to decrease the likelihood you could become exploited. A large number of the machines that we are …

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Snow day for Homeland staff!

Due to the slick conditions, Homeland staff was sent home early. Hopefully, you will be home, safe and sound yourself, but if you are not, and need assistance with your computer, server or network, please call or email us and we shall attempt to help remotely. Be careful out there! Share and Enjoy:

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