Greenville / Upstate musicians wanted for fun & funky band!

Okay, this has nothing to do with Homeland Secure IT, but it has everything to do with fun! Most of you who follow this blog also know I am a musician and you may or may not know that I am “between bands”. I’ve decided that starting a new, fun and funky band is what I really want to do. …

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Apple OS X security update released to address clear text password flaw

Yesterday, Apple released an important security update that fixes vulnerabilities in all current versions of OS X. Over 35 security flaws are addressed in 19 different components that are part of OS X or OS X server including the Kernel, Bluetooth, Directory Service, QuickTime, Time Machine and others which could lead to elevation of privileges, DoS (Denial of Service) and …

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Adobe releases patches to keep your Shockwave, Flash Professional, Photoshop and Illustrator secure

When prompted to install updates for your Adobe products, please do so…  A number of patches are available that will address multiple vulnerabilities. This comes from our friend and partner, WatchGuard’s blog (follow the links through for Adobe’s official explanation): Adobe Patch Day: Shockwave, Flash Professional, Photoshop, and Illustrator Updates by Corey Nachreiner Severity: High Summary: These vulnerabilities affect: Adobe Shockwave Player, …

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Microsoft May Patch Tuesday brings updates to Windows, Office and more

It seems like only last month we were talking about Microsoft updates… The updates for May 2012 will include three critical bulletins aimed at plugging holes which allow remote code execution in Microsoft Windows, Office, .NET Framework and Silverlight. There are four additional security bulletins rated as “important” and a total of 23 security issues to be addressed. Read the …

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What else does Homeland Secure IT do besides computers, servers and networks?

You know the elevator speech that you typical hear from people, where they pitch their services or wares to you? Mine goes something like this, “I’m John with Homeland Secure IT, and we provide small and medium businesses with computer, server and network support, service and sales here in the Upstate”. The person I am telling will usually walk away …

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Russian hackers raked in 4.5 billion dollars in 2011

Thirty-six percent of the estimated $12.5 billion in ill-gotten gains by cybercriminals in 2012 can be attributed Russian-speaking hackers through various online criminal tactics according to an article over on ComputerWorld’s site. How can you help protect your business from becoming a victim? The only 100% effective way is to not be connected to the internet, however that would make …

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Is your business computer network ready for IPv6?

Get ready for a slew of IPv6 news topics because World IPv6 Launch is right around the corner (June 6th, 2012). This means that a boat-load of ISPs will be flipping the switch and enabling IPv6 permanently on or before this magic date. A quick google search for IPv6 news will turn up lots of articles posted in the last few …

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Jabra Registered Partner

Jabra produces professional headsets solutions for office, small office / home office and contact centers. Products include corded, wireless, Bluetooth wireless, USB, unified communications enabled, DECT and GAP headsets. For individuals, Jabra also provides wireless solutions for Mobile Phones, Music / MP3 players, Computers and Gaming. Products include mono and strereo (A2DP) Bluetooth headsets for music and calls, wireless speakerphone …

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