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 …

Time to bid Microsoft Windows 7 – 8.1 farewell

It’s out with the old and in with the new, again! Microsoft has announced a firm date for our OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to stop building machines that have Windows 7  Home (Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate) pre-loaded on them. That date is October 31, 2016 for Windows 7 and 8.1 (and June 31, 2016 for Windows 8) After that …

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 …

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

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

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 …

Upgrade paths for Microsoft Windows 10

It was announced recently that the Microsoft Windows 10 release will feature several upgrade paths and licensing options…   Here’s a summary of what was posted on the Microsoft Australia Partner Network site a couple days ago: The new Microsoft Windows 10 editions are Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile, and Mobile Enterprise.   Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows …

PSA: The Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day is once again upon us!

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 …

A Plethora of Patches for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday – March 2015

On Monday 2015-03-09, Apple released a slew of updates to address security issues, and on the regularly scheduled “Patch Tuesday” 2015-03-10, Microsoft made a rather large bundle of security updates available. Many security experts did not believe Microsoft would correct the FREAK vulnerability during this batch of patches, however it appears that they did. It is estimated that the FREAK …