Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Essentials & Forefront classifying Google Chrome browser as malware

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

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, September 30, 2011 An update to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection was causing grief for many users today as it incorrectly flagged the Google Chrome browser as malware. The typical behavior was for an alert to be displayed stating that “PWS:Win32/Zbot” was found and that it needs to be removed. …

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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: Security Update for Adobe Flash Player on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, etc.

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

Homeland Secure IT Alert Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, September 21, 2010 This is not a repeat… I repeat, this is not a repeat. Sorry, that was redundant… Adobe announced yesterday, September 20th, the release of additional patches to Adobe Flash Player to address vulnerabilities. These affect Microsoft Windows, as well as Mac, Linux, Solaris and even Android. It’s the …

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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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Finally, Microsoft IE6 is scheduled for euthanasia!

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

Internet Explorer 6 has served us well. So well that people are still using it instead of the updated versions or the alternative browsers that are available. Estimates are that IE6 has a share of the browser market of around 20-25%, but a review of our own web logs which keep tabs on which browsers are used to view our …

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