Stop using Microsoft IE right this minute – Exploit Warning

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A few days back, security experts started reporting that an existing vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer had been leveraged in a “Zero Day Exploit”. What does this mean for you? You could open a specially crafted document and become compromised. Microsoft has not released a patch as of this moment so they are advising the use of Microsoft Edge for …

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Windows 10 mouse and / or keyboard stops working after reboot

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

We encountered a couple of clients who had something similar in common yesterday. They came into work and found that their mouse and/or keyboard was not functioning though they had not done anything different or applied updates. The culprit was an update from Feb 16 that simply had not applied until after the machine had rebooted. This was very frustrating …

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Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 9.5 Released

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, OS X, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce the release of Worry-Free Business Security version 9.5. Worry-Free Business Security now includes: User notification for when new versions, service packs, and patches are available Enhancements to the ransomware protection features Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 (WFBS Advanced) Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Creators support We have updated most of the customers we …

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Merry Christmas from Homeland Secure IT!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Pamela M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff Leave a Comment

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Homeland Secure IT! We hope your holiday will be filled with joy and happiness, and your time spent with family & friends. Safe travels if you are hitting the road. We will be closing the office early on Wednesday the 23rd and return to work on Monday the 28th. However, if you need us …

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A Plethora of Patches for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday – March 2015

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

On Monday 2015-03-09, Apple released a slew of updates to address security issues, and on the regularly scheduled “Patch Tuesday” 2015-03-10, Microsoft made a rather large bundle of security updates available. Many security experts did not believe Microsoft would correct the FREAK vulnerability during this batch of patches, however it appears that they did. It is estimated that the FREAK …

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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 Leave a Comment

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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Windows 8 automatic restart after updates really upsets some people

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So you’ve got Windows 8 and you are loving it, or maybe not. Once you get past that totally different interface, and the login if you are on a domain, one annoying trait that may tweak your shorts is the forced automatic restart after updates are applied. You would notice that where Windows keeps saying that your machine is going …

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

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

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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Happy New Year from Homeland Secure IT!

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Everyone here at Homeland Secure IT would like to thank you for another year of friendship and support…   2011 was awesome and 2012 is going to be even better! We’re working on new and exciting things that will help us to provide even better computer service & support to Greenville and Upstate area individuals and businesses, as well as bringing …

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