PSA: Those Emails from Microsoft are probably fake…

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If you have not received a phone call by now claiming to be a representative from Microsoft stating your computer is at risk, then you are lucky. You’re much less lucky if you *have* received one of those calls and believed them.  They sure sound convincing. The new fad is to send emails that look very convincing, with links to …

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Secure IT Alert: Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

 Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, December 31, 2010 An advisory from Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2488013.mspx) released today that reveals a new potentially dangerous vulnerability in Internet Explorer…. Here is an excerpt from that site: Microsoft Security Advisory (2488013) Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: December 22, 2010 | Updated: December 31, 2010 Version: 1.1 General Information Executive …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Critical Office Updates

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 Welcome to another exciting episode of Microsoft Patch Tuesday! In this batch of updates, Microsoft has focused on critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft office.  I have included WatchGuard’s description of the updates below since it is a LOT more understandable than the Microsoft version. If you require any assistance with these or …

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SECURE IT ALERT: A plethora of Microsoft Windows, Office and IE updates are available

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday October 12, 2010   Well folks, we have a boat load of updates this go ’round…. These updates affect Microsoft Office on both MIcrosoft Windows and Microsoft Macintosh operating systems. Then of course there are updates to the Microsoft Windows Operating System itself, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Reader’s Digest version(tm) goes like this …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft August Security Bulletin Update

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Microsoft has updated their August Security Bulletin as of August 10, 2010… A webcast is scheduled for 2:00 PM Eastern on August 11, 2010 – Register here The following information was provided courtesy of US-CERT National Cyber Alert System Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-222A: Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Microsoft Office Internet Explorer …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft and Oracle vulnerabilities and patches available

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

 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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