Malware found on IP cameras

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Mike Olson has a post entitled “Beware, even things on Amazon come with embedded malware” over on artfulhacker.com about purchasing a few PoE IP Cameras off of Amazon, and how they came complete with malware embedded on them. The “Internet Of Things” (IoT) offers a lot of opportunity for this to happen. The malware could be intentionally placed there by the …

Is your video surveillance system being used to watch you?

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An article caught my eye the other day, where a hacker had gained access to the video baby monitor a family had deployed. In doing so, they harassed the family a bit by saying their child’s name and moving the camera. If your video surveillance system is configured to where you have remote access, you could be allowing someone to …

Video surveillance for your business may pay for itself immediately

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When you hear the term “video surveillance”, you might have visions of high tech government agencies watching the masses, or you might think about a prime time TV show set in a Las Vegas casino with a whole team watching as the “eye in the sky”, or it could be the large department store chain that has cameras hanging from …

It’s vacation time! Protect your computer, server and other belongings while you are away!

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If you are lucky or blessed enough to be able to take off from work and actually get out of town for a summer vacation over the Independence Day holiday this year, hopefully you will be doing a few things to protect your belongings while you are away. Here are a few examples of things you can do in order …

Is your smartphone spying on you? Privacy and security experts say that it could be…

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I’ve posted links on Facebook & Twitter in the past, as well as a blog post here and there about privacy and security as it applies to smartphone and mobile computer users. Did you know that for just a few dollars an app can be  purchased, and even installed remotely in some cases on a smart phone that will allow …

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

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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 …

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 …

AVTECH Server Room Monitoring Partner

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We are your Greenville / Upstate AVTECH partner offering consultation, sales and support of server room temperature, humidity, intrusion detection monitoring systems. Environment Monitoring in computer rooms, data centers and other facilities has become a critical part of ‘Disaster Prevention’ for professional managers everywhere. The reason is that a typical IT infrastructure supports the entire organization. Without continued operation of IT resources, an …

Cisco Select Certified SMB Partner

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Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Since the company’s inception in 1984, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 67,647 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions. We are a Cisco SMB Select Partner, offering …

Businesses need to protect their notebook, laptop and tablet computers… Are you listening NASA?

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I’m not surprised at all when I read an article where a mobile computer (notebook, laptop, tablet) is lost or stolen that may contain sensitive data. I’ve become numb to it in many cases. In the last week I have read about a doctor who “misplaced” his notebook, and it contained detailed medical records on it (it was later recovered), …