Cloud Computing Allows for Millions of People to be Down at Once #Office365 #CloudComputing

The Microsoft issue today that prevented millions and millions (over 300 million) of people from getting to their email for several hours serves as a reminder that “The Cloud” is not perfect yet. While most businesses who have a typical Microsoft Exchange Server might experience an outage that affects their users, when a cloud provider has a glitch, it affects a …

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Is your premise security and video surveillance all that it can be?

Here’s a sad story… A local (Spartanburg, SC) music store was broken into over the weekend and 40,000 dollars in gear was taken. The theft doesn’t look like your typical smash and grab either, because the thieve/s appear to have known the layout and went to great lengths to avoid detection. They entered through a skylight, after cutting power to …

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Homeland Secure IT will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day!

Homeland Secure IT will be closed this coming Monday, September 5th for Labor Day… Should you need computer service, computer repair, or network support during this time, please email us at info@homelandsecureit.com or call 864.990.4748 – Leaving a message will result in that voice mail being sent to all of us here. We hope that you and your family will …

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DING DING DING… We have our winner for the Microsoft XBOX 360 giveaway…

The moment has arrived! It’s time to give away the Microsoft XBOX 360 gaming console…. Today I combined all our lists into one long Microsoft Excel spreadsheet…  The list included names compiled from: General mailing list subscribers “Secure IT Alerts” mailing list subsribers Blog subscribers People who hit “like” on the www.HomelandSecureIT.com page People who “liked” our http://facebook.com/HomelandSecureIT page People …

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Apple’s Mac OS X Lion poses enterprise security risks (this is not a repeat)…

Using Mac’s in your enterprise? You will want to read this article http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/26/mac_osx_lion_security_hole/… This is kind of a big deal, as it underscores that Mac OS X Lion machines simply fail at LDAP, a basic part of enterprise network integration. In short, if you bring these Macs into your environment, once authenticated, they simply don’t care which password is entered, they …

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Don’t trust those external portable USB hard drives with your important data!

I’ve posted this before…  External, portable, USB hard drives are convenient to store some data on, but dang it, don’t put everything on one and trust that it is forever and always going to be there for you. These devices use 2.5″ hard drives like you would find in a notebook computer, and while there is nothing wrong with those …

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Microsoft Windows Vista EOL (End Of Life) Announcement – No, it’s not dead quite yet!

Coming this October 22nd, is the official death of Microsoft Windows Vista…  At least from the perspective of anyone wanting to buy it from a Microsoft dealer. Us dealers have been told that we can sell Vista until our stock is depleted. Which brings up one questions?  WHO has stocks of Windows Vista? Seriously though, this is just the standard …

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Trend Micro Titanium 2012 anti-virus / anti-malware now available

Trend Micro has unveiled their Titanium update for 2012! Keep your identity, data and social network protected from a new generation of threats. Staying safe online these days is about more than just avoiding malware. You have to protect your device, your privacy, your personal data, your social network, and your family against an army of new threats. Given that abandoning …

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