SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe Shockwave vulnerable on Mac and Windows – Update today!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, August 26th 2010 I know it seems like it never ends… Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Air, Java, Windows, Mac, one update and patch after another following these security announcements….   The vulnerability de jour is brought to you by Adobe, and it affects Shockwave player on Macintosh OSX and Windows platforms. The …

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Using Internet Explorer? Free Trend Micro tool to prevent browser exploits!

Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software! If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as  “zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for …

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Greenville computer service, repair, support and more – Way more… #greenville

This morning I was having a discussion with a potential client and we were talking about the “Homeland Secure IT” name, the individual mentioned that they understood the play on words, however they were simply not sure how to take “IT”, because they thought of “IT” only in the terms of “Information Technology”… I explained that the “IT” in our …

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Web enabled thermostats aim to save you money and give you control from anywhere!

Web Enabled Thermostats: A not-so-new technology is becoming mainstream due to the desire to save money and be “green”. If you have been looking to purchase a new HVAC system for your home or business, you may have been given the option to include a thermostat that enables you to view statistics & make changes to the settings using a …

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Need more speed from your wireless LAN? 802.11n is IN!

Late in 2009 the 802.11n wireless LAN standard was finally ratified by the IEEE, making way for a host of manufacturers to produce products that are certified with this standard. What is 802.11n exactly? It is an upgrade to the 802.11b/g standard that has been in use for years in homes and businesses around the world. It’s the same, but …

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Microsoft Windows XP pro pre-install downgrade to be unavailable after 10/22/2010

The time has come for us to say goodbye to Microsoft Windows XP! All of our computer vendors have been alerting us to the fact that after October 22, 2010 they will no longer be able to provide us with machines that include the downgraded Microsoft Windows XP professional and that Microsoft Windows 7 will be the only option. There …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe to release Reader & Acrobat patches for Windows, Mac & UNIX

Homeland Secure IT Alert for August 18, 2010 Adobe has announced that August 19th will bring out-of-cycle updates to Adobe Reader 9.3.3 across the Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and UNIX platforms, as well as Acrobat 8.2.3 on Apple Macintosh to address critical vulnerabilities. An update to Adobe Flash player is also anticipated. More info can be found here but the …

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Microsoft, Adobe and Java Updates – Please Update Your Systems!!!!

Today we had a young lady come into our office with a severely infected notebook. It had multiple rootkits, trojans, spyware, etc…. The computer did not have updates on it for the Microsoft Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office, or Adobe Reader / Flash / Air.  Nor did it have the latest Java on it. Anti-Virus was handled by AVG (Free). …

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Oh my, another #greenville computer user lost their data – Wish they had used our online backup service…

Just saw where another computer user in Greenville could have avoided a nightmare. They posted their computer was toast. Bad hard drive according to some geeky type people that looked at it. The computer is back to running, but their data is GONE. Homeland Secure IT offers many backup solutions that can protect you from this scenario, but our favorite …

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