Consider managed services to reduce downtime and frustration for your business!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Managed Services, Microsoft, OS X, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

If you run a small or medium business without a dedicated IT department, you are probably painfully aware of the costs associated with keeping your computers and servers up to date with security patches and updates. Whether you are paying an IT company to perform preventive maintenance, or if you or another staff member are taking time out of your …

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A Plethora of Patches for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday – March 2015

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On Monday 2015-03-09, Apple released a slew of updates to address security issues, and on the regularly scheduled “Patch Tuesday” 2015-03-10, Microsoft made a rather large bundle of security updates available. Many security experts did not believe Microsoft would correct the FREAK vulnerability during this batch of patches, however it appears that they did. It is estimated that the FREAK …

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Zero Day Fixes for Microsoft IE and Adobe Flash Should be Applied Immediately

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In case you have been wondering, there’s a very good reason for the most recent updates from Microsoft and Adobe… The vulnerabilities are being exploited and today I have heard of two people being affected. It is our recommendation that you apply the fixes immediately in order to avoid this type of issue…. If you require any assistance or have …

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Adobe Patch Day brings updates for Flash, Shockwave and ColdFusion

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Three security bulletins have been released by Adobe that cover Flash Player, Shockwave Player and ColdFusion. These apply to not only Microsoft Windows based machines, but also to Apple Macintosh computers. Complete control over your machine could be obtained by exploiting the flaws outlined. As always – UPDATE your machines and protect yourself. Do not hesitate. Should you require assistance …

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for April 2013

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It’s that time again!   Microsoft Patch Tuesday is upon us. Let me just say… Update your Microsoft Windows based computers. As you will see below, the biggest vulnerability is your Internet Explorer, which should be updated, even if you are using another browser. Should you require assistance installing these or any other security updates, please call upon us in …

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Windows 8 automatic restart after updates really upsets some people

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So you’ve got Windows 8 and you are loving it, or maybe not. Once you get past that totally different interface, and the login if you are on a domain, one annoying trait that may tweak your shorts is the forced automatic restart after updates are applied. You would notice that where Windows keeps saying that your machine is going …

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Apple Macs infected with malware – at Apple Inc

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Remember the computer that is impervious to malware, the Apple Mac? Well here’s one for you… Yesterday, Apple Inc announced that computers within their own network have been exploited.  Mac computers in other companies have also been exploited. It’s always a heated subject whenever I mention that more and more Apple Macs are becoming compromised. Very passionate people will argue …

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Microsoft hearts you – Post Valentine’s Day patches are coming your way!

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Strap in….  Patches are ‘a comin’ to your Microsoft Windows based computer or Server on February 12, 2013, just in time for Valentine’s Day. See, Microsoft DOES love you.  Never doubt. That’s right! For the low, low price of only zero dollars, you will be receiving a number of feature loaded patches, the Microsoft Advance Notification for February 2013 says …

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Those Adobe Flash updates you are being prompted to install – should be installed!

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Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-22 for October 8th, 2012 details vulnerabilities that exist in versions of the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air that run on: Microsoft Windows Apple Macintosh Linux Android 2.x – 4.x These updates address CRITICAL vulnerabilities and installation should not be delayed in order to protect your computer, tablet or smart phone. Should you have questions about …

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

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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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