228,000 South Carolina Medicaid records transferred to private email acct – Trend Micro WFBS might have stopped that

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There’s a story in the news right now about the South Carolina Medicaid program losing control over 228k records. From the versions of the story I have read, it appears that individual working there transferred these records to a private email account and then to another email account. The information includes names, Medicaid ID numbers (which are also Social Security …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Mac malware making headlines (this is not a repeat)

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Flashback was so last month. The new hotness is SabPub, which actually has been around for a while now, but only recently making its appearance in the headlines. Even though SabPub has been around for around two months, it was not discovered in the wild until a few days ago. Not …

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Avoid embarrassment for your business due to pornography raids by installing a firewall with filtering

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Every company would like to believe they have employees with strong moral values who would not jeopardize the reputation of the business by browsing for pornography, or even worse, child pornography. The truth of the matter is, not only are there employees that will do just that, but also others who might have access to machines in the facility, such …

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WatchGuard posts list of “PCI Pitfalls for Retailers”

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Watchguard, provider of quality firewall and security products for small, media and enterprise business made a “Social Media Release” today that outlines a list of PCI Pitfalls for Retailers. It is quoted below  in its entirety but can be found here. I’ll be posting about the new WatchGuard XTM 33 designed for Small/Medium businesses, and may be ideal for retailers! …

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And the winner of the free copy of Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 is… @MontyPhotoArt

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We love to give things away! From Cisco Flip cameras to X-Box 360 game consoles and everything in between… Our November giveaway was a copy of Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 and the randomizer picked Ryan Montgomery… You may know Ryan from Twitter as @MontyPhotoArt, but if you don’t know him at all, you should take  moment to look …

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FREE Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012? You betcha! Homeland Secure IT wants you to be protected!

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We believe Trend Micro’s Titanium Internet Security 2012 is the best anti-virus, anti-spyware & anti-spam package at any price, however one lucky person is going to get it from us at absolutely no cost this month!   Titanium Internet Security 2012 includes everything you would expect in an anti-virus package with a few extras… Blocks email and image spam Blocks …

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Seven must-have technologies for your small business

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One conversation new or potential business owners may want to have with their IT professionals is about what technologies exist that can improve their life. Below you will find some that are must haves… Smartphones: Whether it is an Android, iPhone or even a Windows based phone, you cannot survive without one. These devices provide instant communication with your clients …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Essentials & Forefront classifying Google Chrome browser as malware

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, September 30, 2011 An update to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection was causing grief for many users today as it incorrectly flagged the Google Chrome browser as malware. The typical behavior was for an alert to be displayed stating that “PWS:Win32/Zbot” was found and that it needs to be removed. …

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mysql.com website hacked and used to serve malware to visitors

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In what is becoming way too common, the popular site, mysql.com was exploited, and used to distribute malware by redirecting visitors to another site this week. Anyone browsing to mysql.com yesterday would have been redirected, and without even being prompted, then likely been exploited themselves by the software running on the rogue website which apparently looked for vulnerable browser plugins …

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Old and busted – MBR viruses… New hotness – BIOS viruses (again)

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This may come as no surprise to those who have been around computer security for a while, but the BIOS viruses are making a comeback! One of the first made its debut back in 1999 and was known as “CIH”.  But Symantec is reporting a new killer on the block called “Trojan.Mebromi” that affects the Award BIOS and seizes control …

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