Your business should consider a network security audit

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Are you ready for 2017? How about your business network? This is a prime time to schedule a network security audit that will find the potential issues which are laying dormant, waiting for a “bad guy” to take advantage of them and exploit your network. Using a wide array of tools, Homeland Secure IT can perform a penetration test (PenTest) …

Adobe out of band patch fixes flash vulnerability (Windows / Mac / Linux)

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Adobe has released an out of band patch that corrects a flaw in Flash player which could permit an attacker to take control of an exploited system. This is actively being exploited by hackers and we recommend that the patch be applied immediately. More information about this security issue can be found on Adobe’s security website. If you require any …

Greenville Computer Virus Cleanup and Removal Experts

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If you see mention of “Greenville Virus Experts”, that’s us! We have created a new website especially designed to attract the eye of someone who might be experiencing a computer security issue such as a virus, worm, trojan or other malware.  Searching for “Greenville virus cleanup” might result in a person finding the Homeland Secure IT site, but our home …

Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a Microsoft Word document exploit

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Did you know that most successful computer exploits that we encounter are because the user simply clicked a link, or opened a document without giving it a second thought? I think we’re all guilty of receiving an email from someone we know, or assume we know, then opening the email and following that link. I know I have done it, …

Slow computer – we can fix that! Viruses, spyware, adware, malware clean up in Greenville, SC

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Though it is only a small fraction of what we do, when we help a client with a computer that is running slow, it may have the biggest impact on their day-to-day user experience over just about any other service or product we offer. I was reminded of that earlier today when I received this in email from Jan at …

Sign up for @copyapp with this link, and we’ll both get 5 GB of free cloud storage in addition to the usual 15 GB: https://copy.com?r=OAdJxy

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Do you store files online with something like Dropbox?  Well, drop Dropbox and check out Copy. Dropbox gives you 2GB of free storage which you can access from your Windows or Mac computer, iPad, iPhone, Android, etc. That’s great and all, except that Copy gives you *15* GB of free storage.  Actually, they give you 20 GB if you use …

Adobe Patch Day brings updates for Flash, Shockwave and ColdFusion

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Three security bulletins have been released by Adobe that cover Flash Player, Shockwave Player and ColdFusion. These apply to not only Microsoft Windows based machines, but also to Apple Macintosh computers. Complete control over your machine could be obtained by exploiting the flaws outlined. As always – UPDATE your machines and protect yourself. Do not hesitate. Should you require assistance …

Internet Spring Cleaning Day 2013 is TODAY! Please take action to protect your devices.

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It’s that time of year again when ISPs (Internet Service Providers)  all around the world perform their yearly maintenance, call it “Spring Cleaning” if you will. If you have been living under a rock and 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 …

Adobe and Microsoft patches galore for March 2013

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While spring has not quite sprung, Microsoft and Adobe have both sprung a slew of updates for you. It is important that you apply these updates to your computers and servers in order to keep your network secure. Let’s start with Adobe – Four Flash security holes have been plugged in Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier across all platforms.  Yes, …

Oracle Java vulnerabilities – This is not a repeat

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Nothing more to say here…  JAVA is full of holes it might seem. ALL systems, including Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Linux, that are running Java may be vulnerable. Here’s the latest US-CERT Alert for February 20th in its entirety. — —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 National Cyber Awareness System US-CERT Alert TA13-051A Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities Original …