SECURE IT ALERT: Apple Mac Trojan Vulnerability – Patched in OS X Malware Upgrade

Macintosh users are getting their own patches for Mal-Ware lately. Released last week with absolutely no fanfare was OS X 10.6.4 which addresses a Trojan vulnerability among other things. It seems that Apple intentionally has not made a big deal about this security issue, partly to help keep up the appearance that Mac computers are impervious to malicious software. A …

SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe Vulnerabilities Affect Mac, Windows, and More! Please Update NOW!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, June 18, 2010 Greetings and salutations, Last week we warned of Critical Vulnerabilities which affect Adobe products and this week we are hearing of many people being exploited by these security holes. There are patches and updates available that will secure your system, however, they are not applied automatically and must be performed by …

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Protect your computers and servers from power issues with an UPS #lightning #greenville

If you live here in the Upstate of South Carolina, you probably enjoyed nature’s light show last night, but you might not have enjoyed it if your computer, server, network components or other sensitive electronics fell victim to one of the many strikes that occurred. While it is very difficult to protect yourself from a direct lightning strike, a modest …

SECURE IT ALERT: Apple iPad reportedly still has a vulnerable Safari browser

The awesome little iPad tablet computer from apple is still vulnerable to the hacks that were reported earlier. According to this article, ‘Once implemented, the hack can reportedly allow hackers to steal someone else’s email identity, reflash network devices with firmware, or trick Safari into doing “pretty much anything on any TCP port and not have any current IDS/IPS in …

SECURE IT ALERT: Vulnerabilities & Patches in Apple, Adobe, & Microsoft products

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Greetings and salutations! A number of vulnerabilities have been announced this week which may affect your network and computer systems. In most cases the solution is provided in the form of a link. MICROSOFT WINDOWS, INTERNET EXPLORER, OFFICE, SHAREPOINT SERVICES & .NET FRAMEWORK: -CRITICAL- Microsoft has released updates for Windows OS, …

Finally, Microsoft IE6 is scheduled for euthanasia!

Internet Explorer 6 has served us well. So well that people are still using it instead of the updated versions or the alternative browsers that are available. Estimates are that IE6 has a share of the browser market of around 20-25%, but a review of our own web logs which keep tabs on which browsers are used to view our …

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Additional security cameras at Homeland Secure IT

We have been using Panasonic network cameras which feature PTZ, or Pan, Tilt and Zoom here at Homeland since we moved into this building. They are awesome little cameras and I even use them at our home because they will email me when a car or person is in our driveway or front door, etc. Earlier this week, I ordered …