Microsoft FixIt for Word / Office should be applied without hesitation

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

Yesterday’s Microsoft Security Advisory announced a vulnerability in Microsoft Word which could permit remote code execution. The summary of this advisory simply states that people are being exploited due to a vulnerability. It happens when someone opens, or even previews an RTF in email using Microsoft Word as the email viewer. While Microsoft has not released a full patch at …

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Zero Day Vulnerabilities addressed by Adobe and Microsoft – Get it while it’s hot!

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

It’s time for updates to come out from from your favorite software vendors, and whether you are using a Windows based PC or a Mac, there’s something for you this month! Applying these updates is VERY IMPORTANT – your machines are vulnerable unless you take steps to secure them. Up for your patching pleasure are the following (as listed by …

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Windows users being exploited due to a TIFF issue

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

You need to be aware of this… Reposting from one of our partner’s blogs…  WatchGuard:   Attackers Exploiting a Zero Day in Windows, Office, and Lync by Corey Nachreiner Today, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability that affects Windows, Office, and Lync. In a nutshell, the vulnerability has to do with how certain versions …

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Microsoft Office 2013 is not transferable to another PC

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Support, Licensing, Microsoft, Microsoft Office 365, Office, Partners, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

If you have purchased, or plan to purchase, a new computer with the OEM version of Microsoft Office 2013 on it, please understand that the installation of that Office 2013 can only be done on the computer it was first installed on. In other words, let’s assume you buy a new computer from Homeland Secure IT along with Microsoft Office …

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Pardon our dust… I mean, seriously… Excuse us….

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  No, this is not a picture from a recent canyon visit…. It’s the floor at our office… What started as a crack that was barely noticeable 3 years ago, as grown into a gaping crevice that is something like 25 feet long and was maybe 5/8 to 3/4 of an inch wide at the widest point.  It was all …

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Octoberfest? No, it’s just time for a bunch of Microsoft Office Updates! Get ’em installed!

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

Here we are, another Patch Tuesday, where Microsoft makes updates available to their products. The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2012 indicates there are seven bulletins that will be addressed today.  They include: Critical – Remote code execution – Affecting Microsoft Office and Microsoft Server Important – Remote code execution – Affecting Microsoft Office Important – Elevation of privilege …

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Adobe and Microsoft Windows Updates Galore!

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

UPDATE YOUR COMPUTERS!  Mac owners too!  And don’t delay! The updates released this week are serious, people. If you do not patch up your computers and servers, or call us in to do it for you, the chances of being exploited are incredibly high….  Especially for the Microsoft Exchange and Remote Desktop vulnerabilities. Sorry to harp on it, but this …

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Furman University in Greenville SC has almost completed their move to Microsoft Office 365 #CloudSolutions

JohnMHoyt Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, Office, Partners, Sales, Technology Leave a Comment

Furman University in Greenville South Carolina began moving to Microsoft Office 365, a hosted Microsoft Exchange solution in March. The move has been slow and methodical according to information given out to students, faculty, staff and posted on the Furman website. The move has not been without pain I am sure, as right off the bat, in March, over 2100 …

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You really want to update your Microsoft Windows machines with the July patches

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

The National Cyber Awareness System released an alert yesterday, July 10, 2012 which mentions multiple vulnerabilities of a critical nature. It is advisable to update your Microsoft based systems immediately to protect against these vulnerabilities. Should you require assistance with that in the Greenville or Upstate South Carolina area, we can assist, please call us at 864.990.4748 or use our …

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Microsoft has patchy goodness this coming Tuesday!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Here it is… Strap in for this coming Tuesday’s updates. Looks like they will address a zero day vulnerability too, but I don’t see mention of it in this bulletin. Please, update your computers and servers!   Critical Security Bulletins ============================ Bulletin 1 – Affected Software: – Windows XP Service Pack 3 – Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack …

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