We’ve been voted Best of the Upstate for Best Computer Services! We are humbled!

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Pamela & I attended the Greenville News “Best of the Upstate” award ceremony last night after receiving an invitation stating we were one of two finalists in their Reader Choice Awards. We were in the Best Computer Services category and we were up against a well established and respected business machines & computer sales & service provider. We sat on …

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Homeland Security advises disabling or uninstalling Java – With good reason…

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This week, the Department of Homeland Security suggested disabling or uninstalling Java based on a CERT publication where they announced Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code. That original posting has been updated as recently as today, January 12, 2013. What does it all mean? Well, in a nutshell, if you have the vulnerable version of Java on your …

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We’re saying goodbye to an old friend here at Homeland Secure IT

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Okay, he’s not that old, he’s my age, and it is not goodbye forever, but none-the-less, our ace desktop technician, Scott Chitwood, has accepted a position with the Charles Lea Center up in Spartanburg. He’s not taking the new job for the pay, which I could counter if that were the case, he is taking it because it is located …

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Need computer repair, service, sales in Greenville SC? Call us!

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I was talking with a friend of mine on Facebook today and they were explaining how their computer was giving them grief, and how if only he knew some computer repair business he could trust. To be honest, I was wondering if he was being sarcastic, hoping I would offer to work on it, or if he honestly didn’t know …

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Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section “fine” for viewing child porn? Nope, it’s a virus!

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Some people have been reporting that their computers have been locked and that they are presented with a screen that reads something like: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section United States Department of Justice Attention! This operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America! Following violations were detected: Your IP …

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ACRBO – Association of Computer Business Owners Member

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Homeland Secure IT is a member of The Association of Computer Repair Business Owners (ACRBO), dedicated to the advancement of the Computer Repair Business through the building of trust and professionalism of its members. The Association of Computer Repair Business Owners is dedicated to promoting industry education and improving consumer relations with professionalism and integrity. The Association members have skill sets ranging …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft to unleash updates for April that address 4 critical vulnerabilities

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Secure IT Alert for Thrusday, April 05, 2012 Coming your way right after Easter – Security updates from Microsoft! This information is from the Microsoft Security Advance Notification for April 2012: ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2012 Issued: April 5, 2012 ********************************************************************   This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Update OS X Java to Avoid Spreading Mac Malware

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Secure IT Alert for Thursday, April 05, 2012 This is courtesy of the WatchGuard Security Center.  We are happy to partner with WatchGuard to provide firewall and security solutions. Call us at 864.990.4748 if we can be of service!   Update OS X Java to Avoid Spreading Mac Malware by Corey Nachreiner Summary: This vulnerability affects: OS X 10.7.x (Lion) and …

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Homeland Secure IT will be closed on Good Friday!

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Our technicians will be on-call, but our offices will be closed. Please do not hesitate to call our cells or email us, or even leave a voice mail message on the main 864-990-4748 number (we will all get it) if you require priority computer service or repair. We sure don’t want to see your entire network be down because your …

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Servosity Online Backup Now with Disaster Recovery for Server & Desktop

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If you are from the Greenville / Upstate South Carolina area and are into IT, you likely know Damien Stevens, or at least the name of his company, Servosity.   Today, Servosity announced that in addition to their quality online / cloud backup solution, they will have Servosity DR Server and DR Desktop available! DR Server and DR Desktop are …

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