Malware found on IP cameras

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, IoT, IP Surveillance, security, Technology 0 Comments

Mike Olson has a post entitled “Beware, even things on Amazon come with embedded malware” over on artfulhacker.com about purchasing a few PoE IP Cameras off of Amazon, and how they came complete with malware embedded on them. The “Internet Of Things” (IoT) offers a lot of opportunity for this to happen. The malware could be intentionally placed there by the …

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Watch out for fake Microsoft Windows 10 update email – Malware Warning!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

With all the excitement about Microsoft Windows 10 being a FREE update, some people signed up for the “Get Windows 10” promotion as prompted in their taskbar, to be put on a waiting list. So it’s not surprising that when an email comes in that looks legit, that someone might follow the link and attempt to install it.   Unfortunately for …

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Greenville Computer Virus Cleanup and Removal Experts

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Linux, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

If you see mention of “Greenville Virus Experts”, that’s us! We have created a new website especially designed to attract the eye of someone who might be experiencing a computer security issue such as a virus, worm, trojan or other malware.  Searching for “Greenville virus cleanup” might result in a person finding the Homeland Secure IT site, but our home …

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Lenovo issues statement to partners concerning Superfish debacle

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Lenovo, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security 0 Comments

If you have been watching the news or reading about computer security, you probably are already aware of the fact that Lenovo, one of the top computer manufacturers, has included a malicious piece of software called Superfish with new computers. Being a Lenovo dealer and having sold many of their products, we want to make sure you are aware of …

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We offer Greenville computer virus removal and cleanup services

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Our number one phone call question is, “Can you remove a virus from my computer?” The short answer is, “yes”.  The long answer is, “it depends on the severity of the infection.” While most malware occurrences may be nothing more than annoying, some of them will include a much more sinister payload, one that installs keylogging, or rootkits with complete …

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CryptoLocker victims may have some hope

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, security 0 Comments

Some victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware / malware / trojan may have hope for recovering their files thanks to a site that has gone live in the last few days. The way CryptoLocker works is that once it has run on your computer, it will begin encrypting the files on it (and potentially on file shares on your servers) and …

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Apple iCloud ransomware is a real threat

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security 0 Comments

People are being locked out of their iPhones and iPads due to an attack that is taking place where the devices are locked and you can only gain access to your files if you pay a “ransom”. This is mainly in Australia but it has been reported in other locations. You should backup your data so that in the event …

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Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

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Remote tech support installs malware on server?

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, security, Windows Server 0 Comments

I received a phone call from a client last night who said that they could not browse the internet at their organization and that mail was down as well. Here are the initial observations: Their Cisco VoIP phone system was able to make calls and internal machines could ping outside servers by IP, but not by name, indicating that the …

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The next reason for gas costing more at the pump could be malware…

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security 0 Comments

Gasoline has started its seasonal increase in cost, as I am sure you have noticed. Why does it cost of fluctuate? One reason is that as we move towards summer months, additives are implemented which are mandated to be used between April and September in a bid to reduce pollutants. The process costs money, as do the additives, and that …

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