Stolen computer from Greenwood hospital may contain unencrypted patient data

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Here we are in 2014, with operating systems which feature built-in data encryption, and in the news today over on WYFF’s site is a story titled “Hospital: Patient info at risk after laptop is stolen“.  It was just a couple years ago that I wrote on this blog about a similar incident HERE. The long and short of today’s story …

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Conspiracy theory – Anti-Virus companies are the ones releasing viruses

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, security, Symantec, Trend Micro Leave a Comment

I bet at some point, you thought to yourself, “The same companies that provide anti-virus programs are also the people who write viruses.” The logic behind that is, if Symantec releases viruses, then people need anti-virus software, right? If I had a quarter for every time I had heard that, I would easily have enough for a steak dinner! I don’t …

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Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14″ notebook – Super slim, lightweight, affordable!

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Here’s a lovely little laptop for you to consider… The Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14″ LED Notebook with Intel Core i3 dual core processor, 500GB HD and 4 GB of RAM. Webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI output, Microsoft Windows 8 and 1 year Lenovo warranty. There’s not much else to say!  Thin, lightweight, and brisk performance…  Rated at 5 hours battery life. …

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Laptop LCD screen replacement for your broken notebook

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Lenovo, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, Windows 2 Comments

A frequent call we get here at Homeland Secure IT is the person who has a broken notebook in need of repair. The majority of the calls involve a the laptop LCD screen having been damaged or simply failing to operate correctly. Issues might include the backlight not illuminating the screen (IE: black screen), scrambled text and graphics, blank areas …

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Stolen health care laptop computer contained thousands of patient records… Another case for encryption!

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

Another day, another stolen computer in the news. This time the laptop computer stolen contained close to 10,000 Hartford Hospital and VNA HealthCare patient records. A spokesperson for the Hartford, CT group has confirmed that the data included “names, Social Security numbers, Medicade and Medicare numbers, diagnosis and treatment records and other information.” and that the data was not encrypted, …

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Save big on a new computer for your student thanks to the 2012 SC Tax Holiday!

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Sales of new computers ramps up quickly this time of year due to students returning to school. And this coming weekend will likely bring the most sales of computers that we have seen this year thanks in part to the South Carolina 2012 Sales Tax Holiday which starts August 3, 2012 and continues through August 5, 2012. That’s right….   NO …

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Computer hard drive prices predicted to remain high throughout 2012 and 2013

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Hard drive prices have remained consistently high throughout 2012, but analysts predict they will do so through 2014. This is due to the 2011 typhoon season and related flooding in Thailand that took major hard drive manufacturers offline and damaged factory facilities. Unfortunately, PC manufacturers saw the impending crisis and locked in contracts to insure they would be provided an …

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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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Protect your assets and stay in compliance with Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Mobile, Partners, Sales, security, Trend Micro, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

With federal and state agencies now dispensing stiff penalties to companies that do not maintain compliance with the plethora of industry regulations, such as HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, HITECH, FISMA and a slew of others, healthcare, retail and financial service industries need an encryption solution. Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption offers exactly what most businesses need. Ensure data privacy by encrypting data …

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LoJack type tracking software helps recover stolen and lost laptops

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Two articles are in the news in the last few weeks that have helped increase awareness of LoJack and other tracking software packages. In one case, Maple Ridge School District in Canada was able to recover four stolen school laptops using this technology STORY HERE and in another, the owner of a stolen notebook used Orbicule Security Software to snap a …

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