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And the winner of our Jabra Freeway giveaway is….

We have a winner in our giveaway!  Olga Bannister, simply for being awesome and subscribing to the Homeland Secure IT blog, you have won this cool device that may keep you from getting a ticket in the City of Greenville. Stop by and pick it up most any weekday between 8:30 and 5:30.  You might call ahead to make sure …

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Internet Spring Cleaning Day 2014 is upon us! Read Immediately!

It’s that time of year again when ISPs (Internet Service Providers) from around the globe perform their yearly scheduled maintenance. This is dubbed “Internet Spring Cleaning”. In case you have missed the stories on the news and the countless emails flying around for the last week or so, then this may come as a total surprise to you. Newcomers to …

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Don’t risk a ticket – get a hands-free system for your car (Win a JABRA here)

Agree with it or not, Greenville South Carolina has a new law that states that if you even appear to be using a hand-held device while behind the wheel, you risk a $100 ticket. Not only that, as the old saying goes, “third time’s the charm” applies here because your device can be confiscated and destroyed if so ordered by a …

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Microsoft FixIt for Word / Office should be applied without hesitation

Yesterday’s Microsoft Security Advisory announced a vulnerability in Microsoft Word which could permit remote code execution. The summary of this advisory simply states that people are being exploited due to a vulnerability. It happens when someone opens, or even previews an RTF in email using Microsoft Word as the email viewer. While Microsoft has not released a full patch at …

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We’ve renewed so we’re still your Upstate area Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller!

We just renewed our standing as a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller by filling out the forms, using their training material and passing the required test. This enables us to continue to quote and ultimately sell Microsoft products to our Academic clients! If you are aware of a school which is in need of a Microsoft product such as Microsoft Office, …

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Credit card compromised? Maybe it was from a local establishment not Target…

Surely by now you’ve heard all about the Target breach, where credit cards were compromised… Maybe you were one of the bazillion who were affected, and you might have already replaced your card and moved on and put that out of your mind. But, here’s a story about what appears to be a local breach, though we do not know …

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Zero Day Fixes for Microsoft IE and Adobe Flash Should be Applied Immediately

In case you have been wondering, there’s a very good reason for the most recent updates from Microsoft and Adobe… The vulnerabilities are being exploited and today I have heard of two people being affected. It is our recommendation that you apply the fixes immediately in order to avoid this type of issue…. If you require any assistance or have …

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XP is destined for obscurity – Time to give it up!

So long XP… I’d like to say it has been nice knowing you. Here’s a little info about how the death of Microsoft’s XP Operating System may affect you and what is to come!   If you would like to discuss a migration to Windows 8 for your Greenville / Upstate business, whether it is for one computer or one …

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Chase Away the Blues 2014

One of our favorite charity events of the year is just around the corner and we hope you will make plans to attend. In fact, if you have a business here in the Greenville South Carolina area, we hope you will help sponsor the event! Chase Away the Blues takes place on February 21st and 22nd, and will feature two …

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Baby it’s cold outside… Supercooling & Snap Freezing Experiment 2014

I know, you’ve seen this before, but every winter it seems like I post a video of this… Simple people like me are easily amused I reckon. Here’s a bottle of water freezing instantly this morning (January 22nd, 2014):   On a more business-like note, I’ll be posting about the end of Microsoft Windows XP support soon, I hope you …

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