Just what DOES Homeland Secure IT, LLC do anyway?

That question was asked in a webinar a bit ago and was difficult to explain because what we do at Homeland Secure IT is far more than can be explained in a simple response like, “We work on computers”. While that is true, it is by no means the primary focus of our business. Of course our main site, http://www.HomelandSecureIT.com …

Time to update your Internet Explorer

It is (way past) time to let your old Internet Explorer go! What’s the hold up on your end? Now I understand you don’t like change, and that you know where everything is on your current browser, but I assure you that within minutes of installing IE 8, you will be back in the groove and everything you do now …

The latest Windows vulnerability is… The Engergizer DUO USB battery charger

While reading through CERT advisories, I came across an interesting one – a USB battery charger made by Energizer is vulnerable to a remote hacker who could gain access to your files and gain full control of your machine with administrator privileges. The solution is to uninstall the software. Read more at this blog: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5602&tag=wrapper;col1

Prepare Thyself for Microsoft Patch Tuesday

It appears us IT folks get a little break on the patches this coming Tuesday. On the schedule are only 2 patches as outlined by an article on PCWorld.com….   Are the patches slowing down? Only time will tell, but last month was harsh, with MS dumping a ton of them on us, Java and Adobe patches, etc. The article on …

Today’s Wi-Fi Fear: Thieves using RDF to find notebooks

An article on NetworkWorld.com made me chuckle today…  Apparently the Bad Guys are now using Radio Direction Finding (RDF) to locate hidden notebooks because their 802.11* wireless was enabled. It seems amazing to me that it has taken this long for anyone to realize that if a ntoebook or any other device is “wireless”, that it is transmitting a signal, …

ChatRoulette.Com is the Devil’s Tool

If you believe all the hype, www.ChatRoulette.comwill consume your soul. It is the one-stop-shopping of online predators, perverts and miscreants… Fox News had a great “everybody panic” type story entitled “Predetor’s Paradise” just yesterday that outlined the video chat service and how evil it is. Myspace.com was the first nightmare of every parent, then facebook.com and now it is ChatRoulette. …

Wireless Security – When using an open access point is a very bad idea

So you are a student and on a budget,  and you decide that you don’t need to get your own internet connection since some stupid person in your complex has a very strong signal, and fortunately for you the connection is open! Sounds super? Well not so fast… How do you know that the access point you are connecting to …

Please vote for our Cisco Contest entry!

Please vote for us today! Click link, hit VOTE, etc…  Rinse, wash and repeat daily! Even if you have voted via the Twitter, Facebook, etc links, I think it counts for the visit….  This could win 10,000 dollars in Cisco equipment for us to use at Homeland Secure IT, LLC and would be a wonderful thing for us to be …

I use Mac or Linux because it never gets exploited like Windows… Right? Uhmmm no.

While some may feel safe and secure in their little Mac or Linux world, it is becoming painfully apparent that the walls are crashing down around those with who feel that false sense of security. Of course Apple did everything they could to convince you that their computers were impervious to malware in a whole slew of television and online …

Would you like to play a Cyber War Game?

In an article from the LA Times http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-cyber-attack17-2010feb17,0,305928.story?track=rss it is apparent that in the event of an all-out attack, we are all doomed… DOOOOMED! The end is near, run for the hills…