Cloud computing: Is Microsoft Aurora / BPOS right for your small business?

Today you can hardly have a conversation with IT professionals without the buzz words, “cloud computing”, “in the cloud”, “cloud solutions”, etc popping up. What do these terms mean? To over-simplify the definition, it means that something is not stored at your location. It is stored “in the cloud”, or on a remote server, and accessed via the internet. The …

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Emergency Computer or Server Repair in Greenville / Upstate SC

Nobody expects an emergency to happen to them, but it is nice to know that when you do need assistance, you can pick up your phone and dial 9-1-1 and a dispatcher will arrange for the appropriate response. What do you do for your IT network when an emergency arises and you do not have in-house IT support? If you …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe addresses vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat & Flash Player

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, November 19, 2010 This week, Adobe released additional updates that cover Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player… The existing bulletin published on October 28th was updated to cover the changes… I have attached the updated security bulletin below, but in short, if you are using Adobe products, it is important that you apply these …

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Stuxnet virus possibly biggest threat to industry ever

An article from the Associated Press published on news.yahoo.com on Wednesday outlines the threat that the Stuxnet virus poses to industry around the world. The malicious computer attack appears to primarily target the Iranian nuclear plants, but according to the article, it can be modified to interfere with industrial control systems around the world, and “represents the most dire cyberthreat …

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Secure IT Alert: XSS Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Web Security Feature

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, October 14, 2010 It seems like only yesterday I was telling our friends and clients about security issues that were announced this week. Believe me, this isn’t Deja Vu all over again…  It’s just another day in the life of a system administrator…. If you are running Microsoft SharePoint, especially if it has been made …

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

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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SECURE IT ALERT: Out-of-Band Bulletin Fixes Serious Microsoft .NET Framework Vulnerability

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, September 30, 2010 Microsoft has addressed an important vulnerability in another “out of band” security update this week…   This one is for the Microsoft .NET Framework and it affects every Microsoft operating system across the board from Windows XP, Vista and 7 desktop, to Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, regardless of service …

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Be careful when adding content filters to MDaemon or Trend Micro

About a week ago, a network administrator that our company provides assistance to contacted us with an oddball issue… All mail seemed to be working well, both in and out, except for mail coming into her domain from one company. The obvious was checked, such as the other company’s IP against all known block lists (RBLS), logs for blocked spam …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Malicious Documents and Images Threaten OS X

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 Shockwave vulnerable on Mac and Windows – Update today!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, August 26th 2010 I know it seems like it never ends… Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Air, Java, Windows, Mac, one update and patch after another following these security announcements….   The vulnerability de jour is brought to you by Adobe, and it affects Shockwave player on Macintosh OSX and Windows platforms. The …

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