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

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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, …

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Flash! Savior of the Universe! No, not really….

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Adobe Flash Player is making more friends (Right up there with JAVA! )…  There are active attacks being reported currently for vulnerabilities that affect not only Microsoft Windows but also Apple Mac. You should insure that updates are installed! Should you require assistance applying these critical security updates to your computer or your entire network of computers, please call us …

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SC Department of Revenue cyber attack exposes 3.6 million social security numbers

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

A data breech due to a cyber attack on a South Carolina Department of Revenue web server has exposed a potential 3.6 million SC social security numbers and approximately 387,000 debit card numbers, however, the official report indicates that only a small portion of the card numbers were not encrypted. You can read about the attack timeline and response here and …

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Microsoft Windows 7 Malware Infection Rate on the Rise

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report, Volume 13 is full of information that will cause your eyes to bleed, but one tidbit that is important to take note of is that Windows 7 malware infection rates are on the rise. Computer World has a great article on the subject at this link, and a spiffy graph that looks like this: From the …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Using RDP / Remote Desktop Protocol on your Microsoft Windows desktop or server? Patch it – NOW!

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Welcome to another exciting edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday! This one is so exciting, it gets two posts dedicated to it. This bunch of patches contains one very important fix for a flaw so serious, according to some security experts, you can’t patch it fast enough (read here). Critical update MS12-020. Of course, …

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News Flash! Flash Player Update Released to Correct Two Critical Vulnerabilities

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Adobe has released an unexpected update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 and earlier, running across all platforms (Mac & Android included) which addresses two critical flaws. This is covered in this security bulletin. It is recommended that you download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player (11.1.102.63 for computers and 11.1.11x.x for Android)). Failure to update could …

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US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-024A warns of Anonymous DDoS attacks

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Anonymous has made the news lately with their attacks on many sites, with the most prominent being government sites. US-CERT released this info yesterday:   National Cyber Alert System Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-024A “Anonymous” DDoS Activity Original release date: January 24, 2012 Last revised: — Source: US-CERT Overview US-CERT has received information from multiple sources about coordinated distributed denial-of-service …

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HP addresses LaserJet vulnerabilities

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Remember the flaw that was announced around the beginning of December 2011, where hackers could possibly cause HP printers to burst into flames? Well, HP released a fix for that a week or so back… However, they didn’t mention fire issue. None-the-less, you may wish to consider upgrading. Should you require assistance applying updates to your devices, servers or computers …

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Vulnerabilities in HP LaserJet and other network printers could expose your data and set your business ablaze

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Excuse the sensational title, but it may not be too far from the truth. There is an article over on ComputerWorld.com that reads, “HP LaserJet Printers vulnerable to attacks, researchers warn“… (opens in a new window). Our in-house expert, Greg Varner, believes that if an attacker could exploit the device to the point of causing it to brown paper in …

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Secure IT Alert: Windows Critical Updates Address Wireless Bluetooth Attack & More

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, July 12, 2011 If you are running any current version of Windows, then Microsoft has something you want, and need. Today’s “Patch Tuesday” brings a correction to a Bluetooth vulnerability that would permit an attacker to gain complete control over your machine. Here’s the rundown from the Watchguard Security Center: Severity: High 12 July, …

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