Oracle Java vulnerabilities – This is not a repeat

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Nothing more to say here…  JAVA is full of holes it might seem. ALL systems, including Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Linux, that are running Java may be vulnerable. Here’s the latest US-CERT Alert for February 20th in its entirety. — —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 National Cyber Awareness System US-CERT Alert TA13-051A Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities Original …

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Unpatched critical Java vulnerability in latest patched version of Java?

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No, this is not a repeat from the other day, or last month, or well, ever. The Department of Homeland Security’s suggestion to disable Java in your browser, whether you are using a Mac, Linux box or Windows PC is still probably the best route for you to take, but I know you won’t. Here’s the details….  As I warned …

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Homeland Security advises disabling or uninstalling Java – With good reason…

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

This week, the Department of Homeland Security suggested disabling or uninstalling Java based on a CERT publication where they announced Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code. That original posting has been updated as recently as today, January 12, 2013. What does it all mean? Well, in a nutshell, if you have the vulnerable version of Java on your …

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FINALLY! Windows XP has decreased in popularity enough to no longer be the number one OS!

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, Technology, Windows 1 Comment

We knew the time was coming, but we didn’t know when, exactly……. According to an article on cnet.net, entitled “Windows 7 overtakes XP as Mac OS X passes Vista“, Microsoft Windows 7 has finally surpassed Microsoft XP as the most dominant operating system!  Predictions were all over the place, from 2013 to as far out as 2016, with a few …

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We’re going to give away a micro computer to some cool kid in Greenville / Upstate SC #RaspberryPi

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It’s been a long time now since we gave away something as I couldn’t find the perfect thing to represent our business and still be fun and interesting….  After all, who wants a bag of CAT 5 patch cables? The hottest thing since my band (Hot As A Pepper) is the ultra-cool Raspberry Pi, a computer that is smaller than …

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Rogue network devices could be more common than one might think #RaspberryPi #PwnPlug

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A while back, I wrote about devices that could be used on a network to gain access, be deployed by just about anyone, and potentially be undetected by IT staff or employees of a business. Here’s a follow-up. Recently I have been playing around with a 35 dollar micro computer called the Raspberry Pi.  This lil’ pup of a computer is …

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Western Digital WD Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server Offers a Lot of Bang for your Buck!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Product Review, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Looking for an affordable way to backup your files or even entire computer? How about allowing access to those files via the web? Then check this out… WD Sentinel™ Small Office Storage Server – Connect. Protect. Collaborate. WD Sentinel is easy to install and provides secure centralized storage, complete data protection, and remote file access for your employees while in …

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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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Secure IT Alert: CERT Issues Security Recommendations to Prevent Cyber Intrusions

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, July 21st, 2011 The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued their recommendations for protection against network intrusions.  I have included the entire document below, but the most current version of the document can be found here.  Please keep in mind that these recommendations are not related to any one platform. These are …

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Sensitive data on your computers? Get it encrypted… NOW!

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The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System notebook that was stolen from an employee’s car this year has caused concern for many individuals who’s records were contained on that device. (Story Here) What can you do to protect your data from prying eyes in the event your notebook or even a desktop computer is stolen?  Easy, you can utilize disk or file …

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