BlackHole RAT malware especially for you Mac OS X owners

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, security, Windows Leave a Comment

A computer security post on TGDaily.com entitled, “BlackHole RAT Trojan targets Mac OS X” discusses Mac’s very own variant of a Microsoft Windows Remote Access Tool (RAT) called darkComet. The Mac version is known as “BlackHole RAT” and it is not quite ready for prime time, though it seems to offer a great stepping stone to be used to target the …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe Reader & Acrobat Updates Affect Macintosh, Windows, UNIX

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Homeland Secure IT Alert Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, October 6, 2010 I realize I am sounding like a broken record (remember those?), however, Adobe has addressed vulnerabilities in their Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, and also Adobe Air products which you should be aware of. Skipping to the chase, please, for the love of God, update your Adobe products …

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Consumers are happier than ever with their computers!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, Office, OS X, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

According to a story published in the Washington Post, computer users are happier with their PCs than at any time since the first year (1994) that this was tracked! This was based around a poll run by ACSI LLC. It was not surprising that Apple had the highest user satisfaction with their “cult-like” Mac following, though it may catch some …

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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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RDX Backup Solutions Becoming More Mainstream AND More Affordable

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Product Review, security, Technology Leave a Comment

When selecting a backup solution, you may be considering one of the following: LTO, DLT, DAT Tape – The de facto standard in backup media for business and enterprise. Though it is growing a little long in the tooth, the format has proven itself to be reliable and affordable when you consider the lifetime of the drive and the media. …

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Are you overlooking a notebook computer backup plan?

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

I hate to keep beating this dead horse, but a dear friend called this morning as I was on my way in to the office, telling how his notebook computer had experienced a totally depleted battery over the weekend and that when he tried to bring it back up, he got the dreaded blue screen of death… This was followed …

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Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac to be Released in October

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Microsoft’s latest version of Office 2011 is due out in October of 2011. It features many improvements over previous versions and comes in the following flavors: Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac. It will retail for $119  for a single install and $149 for the …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Malicious Documents and Images Threaten OS X

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Secure IT Alert #2 for Thursday, August 26 2010 More bad news for Mac owners. PLEASE update your systems. We are seeing the number of Mac and *nix exploits ramp up at an alarming rate. Many people have found rootkits were installed on their systems for no telling how long before they were discovered. The following information was provided courtesy …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe to release Reader & Acrobat patches for Windows, Mac & UNIX

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for August 18, 2010 Adobe has announced that August 19th will bring out-of-cycle updates to Adobe Reader 9.3.3 across the Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and UNIX platforms, as well as Acrobat 8.2.3 on Apple Macintosh to address critical vulnerabilities. An update to Adobe Flash player is also anticipated. More info can be found here but the …

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Electronic Medical Records for Healthcare – Are they safe? EMR, EHR

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 3 Comments

It is no surprise that Electronic Healthcare Records / Electronic Medical Records are all over the news currently. It is an issue that affects our privacy and anytime that is in question, we get people on both sides of the fence up in arms. Built into the 2009 stimulus bill are requirements that healthcare records go digital by 2014. Yet …

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