Important notice regarding ISP maintenance

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Today is Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day! ISPs (Internet Service Providers) around the world are increasing their efforts to keep our networks in tip-top shape so that they perform as fast as possible. In case you have missed the segments on the news and the endless emails flying around for the last week or so, I will go over …

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

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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 …

The end of a good thing: Charter halts their social media support presence…

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For a while now, we have had a war over what is better… DSL or Cable internet.  And along with that, who is the better service provider, AT&T or Charter. But regarding support of those services, Charter has had an edge by offering a social media component to their technical support. A Charter user could post to Twitter that something …

Firewall your business network! Don’t rely on home routers for protection!

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This is pet peeve of mine: Business networks should be behind firewalls, not behind home routers! When we visit a client location, we generally find one of the following configurations. Absolutely NO firewall – just the router provided by the ISP A Linksys, TrendNet, Netgear, D-Link wireless router designed for home use An actual firewall such as a Cisco, WatchGuard, SonicWALL, …

How to stay safe in the cloud

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Here’s an article that I thought I would share about how to stay safe in the cloud… While I would not say it is the end all, be all post for cloud security, it does point out some great ways to protect yourself. As businesses move to hosted solutions such as SaaS (Software As A Service), cloud storage, and get …

Amped Wireless releases industry’s most powerful dual band wi-fi repeater

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Our partner, Amped Wireless, has announced what they call the industry’s most powerful dual band wi-fi repeater. Capable of extending ranges up to 10,000 square foot. The new long-range, high power Wireless-N 600mW GIgabit Dual Band Wi-Fi Repeater is available now and can extend your network up to a quarter of an acre. “Building materials and other electronic devices can …

Hang onto your hats, IPv6 is going live! World IPv6 Launch Day is upon us!

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We’ve waited with baited breath, through speculation and testing, and finally, the day has come for IPv6 to be enabled globally. That’s right, in just a few hours, the World IPv6 Launch will take place! There will be lots of fanfare, fireworks and world-wide celebration, and the internet will suddenly run better than it ever has!!!! Okay, so maybe you won’t …

Google is attempting to notify DNSChanger malware victims before they lose internet connectivity

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Posted over on the Google Blog, you will find an article titled, “Notifying users affected by the DNSChanger malware“. They tried this last year with limited success, but this time, they are more serious about it and the chances are good that you are, in fact, infected if you receive the message, “Your computer appears to be infected. We believe …

Is your business computer network ready for IPv6?

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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 …

Trend Micro Partner

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Trend Micro offers industry leading anti-virus / anti-malware / anti-spam for home, business and enterprise. Homeland Secure IT is proud to be a partner offering sales, support and installation in Greenville / Upstate SC. We can offer you a single license for your home, or hundreds of seats of Worry-Free Business Security or ScanMail for your business. Don’t risk your …