Don’t FREAK out – Apple has fixed their vulnerabilities

There’s a major web encryption flaw that has been documented and widely covered in the media which permits a “man in the middle” type attack to occur from your web browser How does it work? It allows an attacker to intercept HTTPS traffic between vulnerable clients and servers, and then forces them to use an export-grade cryptography, which can then …

Homeland Secure IT is your Upstate Adobe Reseller

If you or your business needs Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator or Photoshop for one computer, you will likely make an online purchase or buy from a big box store. However, if you are buying for users, or 100, or even 1000, then you will want to turn to an authorized Adobe reseller. Homeland Secure IT is your Upstate Adobe Reseller …

Is your business ready for Microsoft Server 2003 End of Support?

Windows Server 2003 Support Ends in: [tminus t=”14-07-2015 01:00:00″ id=”<p>End of Support</p>”  omitweeks=”true” style=”TIE-fighter” /] Windows Server 2003 End of Support Microsoft has scheduled the End of Support for their Server 2003 product to for July 14th, 2015, after which, there will be no support, no updates, and no patches to help protect your business from security issues. That’s right, any of your …

We offer Greenville computer virus removal and cleanup services

Our number one phone call question is, “Can you remove a virus from my computer?” The short answer is, “yes”.  The long answer is, “it depends on the severity of the infection.” While most malware occurrences may be nothing more than annoying, some of them will include a much more sinister payload, one that installs keylogging, or rootkits with complete …

Business desktop computer pricing for end of 2014

As the year draws to a close, many of the businesses here in Greenville SC and around the Upstate are making last minute purchases. Some are to use up the budget they have remaining, and some want to get purchases in on the 2014 tax year. Almost all of them want something new! Below you will find two of the …

Microsoft Patch Tuesday should be taken seriously this time (Sept 2014)

FORTY-ONE vulnerabilities have been addressed in this edition of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. There are 37 security flaws in Microsoft Internet Explorer alone which are being corrected. These range from “Important” all the way up to the “Critical” level, and include one fix for a “zero day vulnerability” that attackers have been exploiting. It is recommended that you apply the patches …

Stolen computer from Greenwood hospital may contain unencrypted patient data

Here we are in 2014, with operating systems which feature built-in data encryption, and in the news today over on WYFF’s site is a story titled “Hospital: Patient info at risk after laptop is stolen“.  It was just a couple years ago that I wrote on this blog about a similar incident HERE. The long and short of today’s story …

Internet Explorer being actively targeted – Why are you using IE?

This is from our partners at WatchGuard, taken in its entirety from their blog for your reading enjoyment: Advanced Attackers Exploit IE & Flash 0days in the Wild by Corey Nachreiner Over the weekend, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), which attackers are exploiting in the wild. Around the same time, …

Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a Microsoft Word document exploit

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, …

Microsoft FixIt for Word / Office should be applied without hesitation

Yesterday’s Microsoft Security Advisory announced a vulnerability in Microsoft Word which could permit remote code execution. The summary of this advisory simply states that people are being exploited due to a vulnerability. It happens when someone opens, or even previews an RTF in email using Microsoft Word as the email viewer. While Microsoft has not released a full patch at …