Have you received a letter or email from the RIAA? Unsecured access points could cause this…

A friend of our was near tears recently when they received the following email: From: abuse@charter.net <abuse@charter.net> Subject: [xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx] Notice of Copyright Infringement To: user@someaddy.com Date: Saturday, July 22, 2011, 5:51 PM Dear Charter Internet Subscriber: Charter Communications (“Charter”) has been notified by a copyright owner, or its authorized agent, that your Internet account may have been involved in the exchange …

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Hacking: The Good, the Bad and the Murky (From IEEE Spectrum)

Over on the IEEE Spectrum site is a neat article on “The Two Faces of Hacking” which was last updated on July 6, 2011 as of this writing and it shows a graph of hacks, which is interactive to allow you to select only the “Good”, “Bad” or “Murky” hacks or any combination. The graph was created to outline the differences …

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Toshiba Thrive Android 10.1″ Tablet – Another iPad stomping device…

If you are one of the many looking for an alternative to the iPad and can’t bring yourself to like Windows based tablets, Toshiba may have the device for you. The Toshiba Thrive 16GB tablet is a brand new product featuring: Android 3.1 Honeycomb (Yes, it has Flash!) 16GB storage, 1GB DDR2 memory 10.1″ Display with 1080p resolution (1280×800) NVidia …

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Homeland Secure IT Giveaway Coming Soon!

Yes, we’re going to do it again…. We’re going to give away something!  Watch here for more info. To be eligible, you will have to subscribe to this blog, our mailing list or our FB page *AND* be able to pick up whatever trinket it is in person…   We’re not shipping it out =)   (So it would be …

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Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America! Thank you to our servicemen and women, both present and past, and especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice! We hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday weekend!!!!  We took today (Monday) off to be with our families and to celebrate the freedoms we have this country! Share and Enjoy:

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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Computing Arrives With Little Fanfare

As a Microsoft Partner, we keep abreast of all the offerings that MS has that may be of interest to our clients.  One area of interest has been The Cloud as momentum in Cloud Computing / Cloud Services has been building slowly but steadily as businesses search for ways to save money and reduce personnel & IT costs. Google Apps …

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Cisco introduces the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

Take Basic Connectivity to a New Level The Cisco® RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines highly secure connectivity – to the Internet as well as from other locations and remote workers – with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port switch, an intuitive, browser-based device manager, and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, all at a very affordable …

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Casinos have incredible video surveillance… You can too!

I’m away on vacation with my lovely wifey Pamela, and our first stop on the Gulf tour was the IP Casino and Resort in Biloxi, MS, where we met my older brother, his wife and their oldest daughter… While roaming around, it was easy to see that the “eye in the sky” was ever present, and I do mean EVERYWHERE. …

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Was your personal information harvested from one of the major hacked websites?

If you are wondering if your information was exploited from one of the major hacked websites, there is a website that may tell you that. https://shouldichangemypassword.com/ It checks several databases for the occurrence of your email address.  If your address is there, you may need to be concerned.  If not, carry on… I checked most of my email addresses and …

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Data Security: You returned your computer, but where’s your data???? #scary #datasecurity

Recently, Staples Business Depot did the unthinkable, they sold computers that had been returned, and the hard drives contained the previous owner’s private information according to an article on the www.cbc.ca news site which states, “Staples resold laptops with customer data, audit finds“. The article goes on to say that 54 of the 149 computers tested that were ready to …

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