Consider managed services to reduce downtime and frustration for your business!

If you run a small or medium business without a dedicated IT department, you are probably painfully aware of the costs associated with keeping your computers and servers up to date with security patches and updates. Whether you are paying an IT company to perform preventive maintenance, or if you or another staff member are taking time out of your …

Verizon dumps Premium Visual Voice Mail – Here’s my solution…

I was sad to learn that Verizon Wireless decided to drop their “Premium Visual Voice Mail” option. This was effective July 8th, 2016. While I won’t miss the $2.99/month charge, which was a bit pricey, I will certainly miss the feature on my HTC One M8 Android based phone. (iPhone has Visual Voice Mail built-in and it isn’t going away). …

Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor trojan might encourage you to get anti-virus on your Mac

A story over on the Bitdefender blog warns that a trojan that is posing as a file converter (EasyDoc Converter.app) is out in the wild and once it is run, creates a connection to the outside world, allowing full control of your Apple Mac computer. If you do not have current anti-virus / anti-malware software on your Mac, this will …

Microsoft Windows 10 Update Got You Down?

If you are using Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, you have been probably been harassed prompted to install Microsoft Windows 10 by now. In fact, we have had people call who said that their operating system didn’t even prompt them, it actually gave them a countdown and said it was going to install, and it did. Others claim that they …

Public Service Announcement – It’s Internet Spring Cleaning Time Once Again!

Spring has sprung and with it comes Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day! This year 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. Perhaps you may have missed the stories on the news and the endless emails flying around for the last week …

FTC Security Guide for Business Released

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new document which may be worth a read for anyone looking for a place to start for improving their Business Security. He’s the rundown of what is covered: 1. Start with security. 2. Control access to data sensibly. 3. Require secure passwords and authentication. 4. Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it …

How are those new year resolutions going for you?

Last year, when speaking with our clients, business owners and IT directors, I made note of some of the plans they had for their IT infrastructures. Now that we’re already done with the first month of 2016, I started making calls and sending emails to see how many have followed through and offering any assistance we could. Some of the …

Merry Christmas from Homeland Secure IT!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Homeland Secure IT! We hope your holiday will be filled with joy and happiness, and your time spent with family & friends. Safe travels if you are hitting the road. We will be closing the office early on Wednesday the 23rd and return to work on Monday the 28th. However, if you need us …

Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Service Pack 2 & Critical Update available!

Many of the businesses that Homeland Secure IT serves are using Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security as their weapon of choice against malware and even spam. Once the product is loaded on their server and installed on their desktops, it will generally automatically download the security updates required to keep it current. However, every once in a while, Trend Micro …

Watch out for fake Microsoft Windows 10 update email – Malware Warning!

With all the excitement about Microsoft Windows 10 being a FREE update, some people signed up for the “Get Windows 10” promotion as prompted in their taskbar, to be put on a waiting list. So it’s not surprising that when an email comes in that looks legit, that someone might follow the link and attempt to install it.   Unfortunately for …