Just “deleting” a file could land you in prison #datasecurity

Alrighty, that sounded bad… Deleting a file probably won’t land you in jail unless you are doing something illegal in the first place. The idiot who attempted to extort money with a “collar bomb” was most likely caught due to leaving a message on a USB flash drive that he had deleted files from. The ONLY safe way to remove …

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Football starts tonight…

Starting tonight, we will be sitting in a stadium watching our son play football for Easley High School. That is all… Share and Enjoy:

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Why do you need power protection?

Everyone wants to save a dollar or two, so they buy the new computer, monitor and printer, and skimp on some of the other components.  One in particular is power protection. By power protection, we mean surge protectors and uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) primarily. The fact that a few dollars were saved on the front-end may end up costing big …

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Your mailbox has NOT exceeded the storage limit as set by your administrator

One thing I am asked weekly is, “I just received an email alert telling me my mailbox exceeded the storage limit, why is that?”. Wellllllll, first of all, these messages, though they come in email and look all official, signed by “System Administrator” or something similar, are likely phishing attempts. If you hover over the URL listed to “re-validate” your …

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Homeland Secure IT is giving away an XBOX 360 Arcade system for no particular reason…

It has been too long since we gave something away! Well, that’s not entirely true… We “give away” excellent computer, server and network service, support and repair at amazingly low rates every day! However, that is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about giving away an XBOX 360 Arcade system from Microsoft which will give you hours of …

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Microsoft Office 2010 for students could be cheaper than you think

It’s that time of year again… School is starting up as I write this… This means many people are buying notebook and desktop computers for their school-bound children and many are paying full retail price for Microsoft Office 2010. It doesn’t have to be that way.  Microsoft has a special that lets students who purchase Microsoft Office 2010 Home & …

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Adobe Updates for Shockwave, Flash Media Server, Flash Player, AIR, Photoshop & RoboHelp

Running Adobe products? Of course you are!   There are number of updates available that you need to apply.  Please, if you are prompted to install these updates, do so. If not, make sure they are indeed installed, or better yet, just upgrade to the latest versions of the applications to avoid the potential for the vulnerabilities to be exploited… …

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Windows 7 applications open minimized and will not allow you to maximize or expand

Had a client call us today with a peculiar issue… On their Windows 7 Professional notebook, some applications (but not all) would open, but appear minimized in the task bar. The client tried everything, from rebooting, to trying safe mode. We connected remotely to view their desktop and observed the same behavior. After scouring the internet and discussing this between …

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Security consultancy advises enterprise clients to steer clear of adopting large numbers of Macs

An article in The Register states, “Beware of Macs in enterprise” due to the findings by iSec Partners who claim large numbers of Macs are “in many ways more vulnerable than recent versions of Windows.” The vulnerability they specifically mention is the DHX authentication scheme which is easy to compromise and apparently “trivial to force OS X server to resort …

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