Using Apple Safari as your web browser on Windows 7 64 bit? You might want to be aware of this…

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

This is kind of old news, but seeing a blog post by someone else today reminded me that it is not patched yet… Apple Safari web browser can be used as an avenue that would allow malicious code on a web site to be run with whatever privileges you have on that computer. Here’s an actual security bulletin you can …

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Why do videos start playing automatically when I visit a website? How can I stop this? #GoodQuestion

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Windows 4 Comments

Today a client mentioned that videos are playing automatically on their computer and it annoys them. Hey, it annoys me too! Why oh why do websites insist on force-feeding you content you might not actually want to hear? Please, web developers, give us the option to actually play your video if we want to. In fact, there is a particular …

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Some browser stats for www.HomelandSecureIT.com #Windows #Mac #IE #Firefox #Chrome #Android #iPad

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 8 Comments

A couple weeks ago I was watching a conversation about the popularity of certain devices for browsing and thought I would pull out some recent information about our own website, http://www.HomelandSecureIT.com… Here’s a look at our site for July 1st until August 1st broken down by browser and platform: Other than the super-high bounce rate, we see some important information… …

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Using IE7, Safari 3 or Firefox 3.5 or earlier? You won’t be using Google Apps soon…

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Windows 1 Comment

It’s time to upgrade your browser if you are using IE7, Safari 3 or Firefox 3.5 or earlier. Not just to have the latest features and the best security, but in order to continue to use websites to their fullest. Case in point – people using Google for Gmail, Calendars, Talk, Docs and Sites will lose functionality according to Google …

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Will your next browser be missing the URL bar? Google Chrome will have an option for that

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Computer Service, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Microsoft, Technology Leave a Comment

Found an interesting article titled “Google Is Serious: You Can Kill Chrome’s URL Bar” which gives a glimpse of what may be around the corner; The ability to hide the URL bar by default. What is the purpose? Smaller desktops, such as those found on netbooks could benefit from gaining a few pixels of real estate on the screen. However, …

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Mozilla Firefox 3.6.15 released – Fixes Java Bug introduced in 3.6.14 last week…

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

About a week ago (03-02-2011), Mozilla released Firefox update 3.6.14 designed to patch a number of security issues, then they turned around and released Mozilla Firefox 3.6.15 designed to correct a Java bug that presumably introduced in the 3.6.14 update. The Java applet loading bug does not appear to create new security vulnerabilities, so you should be secure if you …

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Google’s Chrome Browser is Becoming Better for Business all the Time

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

I normally don’t weigh in on the browser wars, as each browser has its own place. For instance, there simply is no replacement for Microsoft Internet Explorer if you want near 100% compatibility with every site in the world. Obviously, each alternate browser has a strong point, such as speed, or installation size, or security, but each browser also has downsides that sometimes …

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Using Internet Explorer? Free Trend Micro tool to prevent browser exploits!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software! If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as  “zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for …

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

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, Homeland Secure IT, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology Leave a Comment

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 …

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SECURE IT ALERT: 48 Holes Plugged in Apple Safari Browser! Looks like Microsoft IE has some competition!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security 1 Comment

The headline says it all – Apple just patched 48 vulnerabilities in their Safari internet browser, making it appear that the highly revered browser is now more of a threat to society than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer! Imagine that!?!? Apple considers the updates to be “highly critical” and they are available for both v4.1 and v5.0, on both the Mac and …

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