FTC Security Guide for Business Released

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new document which may be worth a read for anyone looking for a place to start for improving their Business Security. He’s the rundown of what is covered: 1. Start with security. 2. Control access to data sensibly. 3. Require secure passwords and authentication. 4. Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it …

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How are those new year resolutions going for you?

Last year, when speaking with our clients, business owners and IT directors, I made note of some of the plans they had for their IT infrastructures. Now that we’re already done with the first month of 2016, I started making calls and sending emails to see how many have followed through and offering any assistance we could. Some of the …

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Merry Christmas from Homeland Secure IT!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Homeland Secure IT! We hope your holiday will be filled with joy and happiness, and your time spent with family & friends. Safe travels if you are hitting the road. We will be closing the office early on Wednesday the 23rd and return to work on Monday the 28th. However, if you need us …

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Time to bid Microsoft Windows 7 – 8.1 farewell

It’s out with the old and in with the new, again! Microsoft has announced a firm date for our OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to stop building machines that have Windows 7  Home (Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate) pre-loaded on them. That date is October 31, 2016 for Windows 7 and 8.1 (and June 31, 2016 for Windows 8) After that …

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Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Service Pack 2 & Critical Update available!

Many of the businesses that Homeland Secure IT serves are using Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security as their weapon of choice against malware and even spam. Once the product is loaded on their server and installed on their desktops, it will generally automatically download the security updates required to keep it current. However, every once in a while, Trend Micro …

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Watch out for fake Microsoft Windows 10 update email – Malware Warning!

With all the excitement about Microsoft Windows 10 being a FREE update, some people signed up for the “Get Windows 10” promotion as prompted in their taskbar, to be put on a waiting list. So it’s not surprising that when an email comes in that looks legit, that someone might follow the link and attempt to install it.   Unfortunately for …

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We’ve been voted Best of the Upstate for Best Computer Services! We are humbled!

Pamela & I attended the Greenville News “Best of the Upstate” award ceremony last night after receiving an invitation stating we were one of two finalists in their Reader Choice Awards. We were in the Best Computer Services category and we were up against a well established and respected business machines & computer sales & service provider. We sat on …

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Adobe out of band patch fixes flash vulnerability (Windows / Mac / Linux)

Adobe has released an out of band patch that corrects a flaw in Flash player which could permit an attacker to take control of an exploited system. This is actively being exploited by hackers and we recommend that the patch be applied immediately. More information about this security issue can be found on Adobe’s security website. If you require any …

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UPDATE: Greenville News Best of the Upstate – Best Computer Service

Whoops!   Yesterday’s post had an error in the URL for the vote link for “Best Computer Service”. Here it is again, this time, I hope it is correct: BEST COMPUTER SERVICE VOTE Thank you to those who notified us that the link was not working in the original post!!!!! You have our appreciation for taking the time to vote for …

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Thank you for the Best of the Upstate nomination for BEST COMPUTER SERVICE!

The Greenville News has a yearly “Best of the Upstate” program where people nominate businesses, organizations and individuals who they feel are the best our area has to offer. This year, someone (or multiple someones?) nominated us, Homeland Secure IT, in the category of “Best Computer Service”!  I don’t know who this kind stranger was (or kind strangers), but we …

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