Spring Cleaning??? Pffffffthththt

Every year about this time, millions of people spend hours or even days cleaning up their computers. They weed through mail, files and other data, trying to determine what is to be kept and what should be deleted. I suggest NOT cleaning. Sure, you can ORGANIZE, but why risk losing an important file? External hard drives are inexpensive and easy …

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Trend Micro has released WFBS 7.0 Patch 1 Build B1435

If your business depends on Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, Advanced or Standard, then you should have received notification that WFBS 7.0 Patch 1 Build B1435 is now available. The patches that have been released by Trend Micro allow for better integration into Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 for one thing, but also fix important issues which have been …

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Homeland Secure IT will be taking Good Friday off!

What Friday isn’t good when you take it off? Seriously though, in observation of Easter weekend, Homeland Secure IT will not open the office on Friday so everyone can spend time with family. We WILL be available via email and phone. Should the need arise, please do not hesitate to call us on Friday. Have a very pleasant holiday weekend! …

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ShredDisk is offering FREE hard drive destruction at the Greenville Grow Expo!

Our friend Brent with ShredDisk is offering free hard drive shredding and computer recycling during the Grow Expo event on May 17th! Please read his blog post at http://www.shreddisk.com/blog/?p=146 Hard drive destruction remains the only 100% effective way to insure your data is protected when decommissioning a hard disk drive and this is a great opportunity to get rid of one …

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Did you know Homeland Secure IT is a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller? #Greenville #Upstate

If you are needing Microsoft products for your school in the Greenville / Upstate SC area, Homeland Secure IT may  be able to save you money… We are able to offer academic priced software through Microsoft Academic FPP, Open Agreement and School Subscription. The discounts can be substantial when compared to retail pricing! To find out if your organization is qualified, or for …

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“Privacy Bill of Rights” perspective from the WatchGuard blog

The following blog post is from the WatchGuard Security Center, posted by Chris McKie….   The “Privacy Bill of Rights” – A WatchGuard Perspective Chris McKie | April 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Tags: Compliance, Privacy Bill of Rights, Regulation, Security Law | Categories: Editorial Articles | URL: http://wp.me/pVP8E-8K “Whenever industry fails to self-regulate, government will fill the void …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Patch Tuesday is Coming – Strap In! Lots of Updates!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Monday, April 11th, 2011 You’ve waited a whole month for this, and Microsoft has not let you down.  Updates galore are ‘a comin’ tomorrow, April 12th, 2011. The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification states that this Patch Tuesday will be a big one. A total of 17 fixes, addressing 64 security vulnerabilities are there for …

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The Commodore 64 is about to be available (all over again)

I’ve held off on posting about this for a few days since the first mainstream announcements came too close to April Fool’s to suit me… Yes, it is true, or so we are told, that the Commodore 64 will ride again. You can find out more about the Commodore 64x direct from Commodore USA. Back in the day, I loved …

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Microsoft Office 2010 Click-To-Run Got You Down?

A recurring issue we find is that people are having difficulty in using their Microsoft Office 2010 product to its fullest. A common complain is that the software needs to download components over and over and that gets annoying. This is due to the fact that you purchased Office 2010 online, or installed it as a trial, then purchased. To …

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Bogus Intuit QuickBooks Online Warnings Via Email Lead to Infection

Watch out for emails from Intuit and other software and service providers that appear to be legitimate and make sense on the surface… I was told by one of our friends/clients today that they had become infected after receiving an email from “software@quickbooks.com” which read something like this: Subject: QuickBooks Update: Urgent <Official Intuit QuickBooks Online logo here> You will …

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