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, …

Baby it’s cold outside… Supercooling & Snap Freezing Experiment 2014

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I know, you’ve seen this before, but every winter it seems like I post a video of this… Simple people like me are easily amused I reckon. Here’s a bottle of water freezing instantly this morning (January 22nd, 2014):   On a more business-like note, I’ll be posting about the end of Microsoft Windows XP support soon, I hope you …

How To Disable Ad Tracking in iOS7

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David Haskins with Haskins PR here in Greenville, SC made the following video which you might find useful. In it, he explains how to disable the Ad Tracking functionality which sends targeted ads to your IOS7 device, a privacy concern for many. More info about Haskins PR is at www.haskinspr.com or you can reach them at 864-502-8899

We’re still here….. Right?

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I might be jumping the gun a bit, but I think we survived the end of the world, for now. Here’s a video that explains why the world didn’t end….   I was using this as an excuse for not doing any Christmas shopping. ┬áSeriously though, do you think some people figured the world was ending, so they ran their …

The quickest fix for most of your IT problems is…

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Here’s the quickest fix for most of your IT problems… If that doesn’t work… Call Homeland Secure IT at 864-990-4748 for real computer & server support and repair in the Greenville SC area!

5 Reasons The Guy Fixing Your Computer Hates You #Cracked

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Cracked.com put this video up which might give you a chuckle, “5 Reasons The Guy Fixing Your Computer Hates You”. Be warned, this is not safe for work, there is profanity, so if that sort of thing bothers you, avoid this video. Oh, and there’s a lengthy ad at the beginning too. The views expressed in this video are not …

Ultra small form factor HD 1.3 digital signage media player from Seneca Data & Homeland Secure IT

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Seneca Data, a preferred partner of ours, has introduced a “game changing media player for the digital signage industry”, and we tend to agree. This ultra small form factor computer is only 1.3 inches tall, allowing it to fit between flat panel monitors and the wall nicely. They support a wide range of Intel processors and are capable of functioning …

Leap into the future with the most interesting gadget so far this year

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What would you say if you knew there was an interface that was about to be made available for your computer (any computer, ┬ánot just a Microsoft Windows PC or a Mac) that would let you interact with your computer in a way that up until now was only possible in science fiction movies (or in high tech labs, medical …

Data Killer – Could tape & hard drive shredding & “DOD” wipes be a thing of the past?

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Currently, the ONLY true way to ensure that your data is not recovered from an old hard drive is to destroy that drive by shredding it. In the video below, you will see a device that has the potential for erasing the data using the same method that was used to record that information, albeit much more powerful. It remains …