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

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

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 …

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Don’t FREAK out – Apple has fixed their vulnerabilities

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

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 …

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Apple iPad 2 owners may wish to hold off on that IOS 8 update

JohnMHoyt Apple, iPad, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff 0 Comments

If you have not updated your iPad 2 to IOS 8 yet, you might want to hold off or potentially suffer the same consequences that I have. Here’s the list of the most annoying issues that affect me since updating my iPad 2 64GB w/Verizon Cellular to IOS 8: EXTREMELY SLOW – When opening apps, or switching between them – …

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Apple iCloud ransomware is a real threat

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security 0 Comments

People are being locked out of their iPhones and iPads due to an attack that is taking place where the devices are locked and you can only gain access to your files if you pay a “ransom”. This is mainly in Australia but it has been reported in other locations. You should backup your data so that in the event …

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How To Disable Ad Tracking in iOS7

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Video Link 0 Comments

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 Share and Enjoy:

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iOS 7 is more than just a bunch of pretty changes and features

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology 0 Comments

By now you surely have iOS 7 installed on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or whatever iThing you own. If you are like me, you are happy with the new features, for the most part, and missing some old functionality. If you are really picky, you might have found a dozen little bugs by now, but then again, you could have …

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Microsoft Office 2003 and Office for Mac 2011 Document Handling Vulnerability

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security, WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

This comes straight from our partners over at WatchGuard Security Center blog and may affect you if you are using Office 2003 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011. We happen to concur with the author’s thoughts that this is probably much more severe than Microsoft’s own rating of “important”. If you need assistance with this, or any other computer …

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Apple owners rejoice! Security updates are available for you – apply them please!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

Article HT5784 over on the Apple Support page, indicates that there’s something fun waiting for you in OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and Security Update 2013-002 It would be wise to get yourself up to date so you can sleep better at night. Well, at least I will sleep better at night with the knowledge that you are safe and …

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Adobe Patch Day brings updates for Flash, Shockwave and ColdFusion

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Three security bulletins have been released by Adobe that cover Flash Player, Shockwave Player and ColdFusion. These apply to not only Microsoft Windows based machines, but also to Apple Macintosh computers. Complete control over your machine could be obtained by exploiting the flaws outlined. As always – UPDATE your machines and protect yourself. Do not hesitate. Should you require assistance …

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Oracle Java vulnerabilities – This is not a repeat

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Nothing more to say here… ┬áJAVA is full of holes it might seem. ALL systems, including Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Linux, that are running Java may be vulnerable. Here’s the latest US-CERT Alert for February 20th in its entirety. — —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 National Cyber Awareness System US-CERT Alert TA13-051A Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities Original …

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