Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Bulletin Re-Releases & AutoRun Advisory

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 23, 2011 Microsoft has released Security Advisory 967940, titled “Update for Windows Autorun”, and it covers an issue that has long plagued Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. When you insert a USB flash drive, or USB hard drive, Windows has attempted to treat them like CD/DVD material and perform an autorun on it. While …

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Free Trial of Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite #cloudcomputing #bpos

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Office, OS X, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Are you tired of dealing with POP3 or IMAP mail from your ISP? Tired of SLOW email? Do you want to share calendars between coworkers? Do you want to see the same contacts, calendar entries and emails on your phone as you do in your Outlook on your desktop and also via a web interface? Do you want your mobile …

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What does FourSquare offer a computer service business?

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If you are reading this blog post, you probably know that I am pretty involved in Social Media. Some may say I am addicted to it! I am active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Plaxo, and still have a MySpace account, though I don’t really use it that much. I haved tried out Google Buzz, FriendFeed, and several business only …

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Avoid being blacklisted for spam – Use a mailing list manager like iContact, MadMimi or Constant Contact

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Let’s assume you are managing a mail distribution list with more than 50 people on it for a church or business and currently you are handling it in Outlook. Why not assume it is for a newsletter or bulletin… Some of the problems you face are as follows: ( AKA the Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Email Marketing) 10. …

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Bloggers can post directly to WordPress using Microsoft Office 2010

JohnMHoyt Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Microsoft, Office, Technology 2 Comments

Do you have a blog and tire of entering your entries through the WordPress web interface? Sure, some people post using Outlook and email their blog entries, but using Word to publish is another great weapon in your arsenal. Using Microsoft Office 2010, you can simplify your life a little by composing the posting in the familiar Word editor and …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft and Oracle vulnerabilities and patches available

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 These are from CERT and affect Microsoft & Oracle. There are patches available. Microsoft Releases July Security Bulletin added July 13, 2010 at 01:25 pm Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. US-CERT encourages …

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Using Microsoft Exchange 2007 or 2010? Let’s stop some spam with Trend Micro

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Businesses using Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010 have many opportunities to stop spam dead in its tracks! Microsoft expanded spam filtering with the release of Exchange 2007 over the previous Exchange 2k3 release and it does an admirable job once configured correctly and a few RBLs (Real-time Block Lists) are setup, but don’t stop there for sure. By using Trend …

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Access your VoIP phone system from iPhone or Blackberry and take your office with you!

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How many times have you left your office while waiting for an important call to come in? What did you do? Set a special voice mail greeting? Forward all calls to your cell phone? That’s what most people have done, until now. If you are lucky enough to have a VoIP phone system such as a Digium Switchvox solution and …

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Need computer repair in Greenville, Easley, Anderson, Spartanburg? #greenville

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Sure Homeland Secure IT is based in Greenville, SC, but we service the entire UPSTATE of SC. Our service area includes: Greenville, Easley, Anderson, Simpsonville, Duncan, Greer, Taylors, Travelers Rest, Spartanburg, Piedmont, Pendleton, Clemson, Pelzer, Six Mile, The Cliffs area, Fountain Inn, Welcome community, Seneca, and the entire Upstate of South Carolina. If you require computer repair, service or support …

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Continuous Data Protection – Servosity Online Backup Offers It!

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I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not backing up data. Too much trouble, too expensive, too time consuming, slows the computer down while the backup is running, etc.  Until today. I actually had a discussion in which the individual told me that backups were useless because they were not real-time, and that using a backup program like Symantec’s …

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