SECURE IT ALERT: Out-of-Band Bulletin Fixes Serious Microsoft .NET Framework Vulnerability

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, September 30, 2010 Microsoft has addressed an important vulnerability in another “out of band” security update this week…   This one is for the Microsoft .NET Framework and it affects every Microsoft operating system across the board from Windows XP, Vista and 7 desktop, to Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, regardless of service …

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Be careful when adding content filters to MDaemon or Trend Micro

About a week ago, a network administrator that our company provides assistance to contacted us with an oddball issue… All mail seemed to be working well, both in and out, except for mail coming into her domain from one company. The obvious was checked, such as the other company’s IP against all known block lists (RBLS), logs for blocked spam …

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Use protection! Power Protection that is… and save your computers and electronics! #Greenville

Last night’s storms in Greenville played havoc with the sensitive computers, servers, network equipment, CCTV systems, VoIP systems and even alarm systems! At 10pm we received a call from the alarm monitoring company saying that we had multiple zones activated at my wife’s business, including a door, and several interior motion sensors! Police were dispatched, and Pamela and I rushed …

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We had a blast in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure #Greenville

Earlier in the year, we saw one of our friends asking for contributions to their Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team (Plus Inc.) and two of us here at Homeland Secure IT supported them with small contributions. After discussing it further, we decided to form our own team and participate in the 5K walk ourselves. It made total …

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Social Story Conference was a blast here in #Greenville today! #socialstory

If you have been paying attention, you know about the Social Story Conference put on by Trey Pennington here in Greenville today at the Warehouse Theatre (@WarehouseGVL). Pamela and I played hooky from work and attended it, feeling a bit naughty, like a kid skipping school! The speakers were Tim TV, Sean Buvala, Amber Osborne (@MissDestructo), Rick Murray, Olivier Blanchard …

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Intuit QuickBooks 2011 available on September 28th!

It’s that time again! Intuit is releasing their fiscal year 2011 products on Monday, September 28th. Products that have been updated include: QuickBooks Simple Start 2011 is the easiest way to track sales and expenses. All your finance information is organized in one place, so you can easily stay on top of your business and be ready for tax time. QuickBooks …

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Consumers are happier than ever with their computers!

According to a story published in the Washington Post, computer users are happier with their PCs than at any time since the first year (1994) that this was tracked! This was based around a poll run by ACSI LLC. It was not surprising that Apple had the highest user satisfaction with their “cult-like” Mac following, though it may catch some …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Security Update for Adobe Flash Player on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, etc.

Homeland Secure IT Alert Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, September 21, 2010 This is not a repeat… I repeat, this is not a repeat. Sorry, that was redundant… Adobe announced yesterday, September 20th, the release of additional patches to Adobe Flash Player to address vulnerabilities. These affect Microsoft Windows, as well as Mac, Linux, Solaris and even Android. It’s the …

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Komen Race for the Cure – Please support me!

Let’s face it, breast cancer sucks. Not that one form of cancer is worse than another mind you… My family and co-workers are going to be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, though we are not racing, we are walking. It takes place this coming Saturday. I would like to ask that everyone please consider contributing …

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Are you so busy looking for success that you just walk past opportunity?

Are you the type of person who is totally engrossed in finding success? Are you rushing through life trying to succeed at your endeavor? I’m talking about the type of person who wants to make a name for yourself,  push your new business to the top, obtain great wealth, or maybe even become  a superstar athlete or the best guitarist in the world… We all know these …

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