Mozilla Firefox 16 browser released and then pulled due to security concerns

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

Did you download the new release of the popular Mozilla Firefox 16 browser? Undownload it. If you are like a number of our clients who use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers because you believe them to be safer than Microsoft Internet Explorer, then you are likely to be disappointed in the version of Mozilla Firefox released recently as it …

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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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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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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Patches Coming along with Mozilla Firefox Update for Windows, Mac & Linux

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

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, March 3, 2011 Microsoft issued the Advance Notification for March 2011 and today… The full version of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2011 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-mar.mspx. The advanced notification will be replaced with the March bulletin summary on March 8, 2011. On the Critical list are updates for remote code execution …

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Google Chrome Browser Continues to Gain Ground in the Browser Wars

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Are you still using Internet Explorer? The majority of people are that hit our website and most others that track this information, but, as you can see from the graph on the right, alternative browsers are gaining ground. Microsoft Internet Explorer, like it or not, is the de facto “standard” that web sites and web applications are built to support. …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Investigating Potential Security Threat to Windows OS

JohnMHoyt Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Secure IT Alert for Monday, January 31, 2011 Microsoft has announced in Security Advisory 2501696 that they are investigating a potential vulnerability that may exist in ALL current supported editions of Microsoft Windows (Including Windows 7, Server 2008, Vista, XP and Server 2003). In fact, the only version that may not be affected would be the Server Core installations. According …

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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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Secure IT Alert: December Firefox Update Fixes 13 Critical Vulnerabilities (Mac, Windows & Linux)

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

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, December 14, 2010 In an effort to keep the Firefox browser secure, updates have been released that address multiple vulnerabilities. If you are using the 3.5.x or 3.6.x versions of the popular browser on Microsoft Windows, Linux or Apple Mac, you should insure your browser is up to date immediately to 3.5.16 or 3.6.13 …

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