SC Department of Revenue cyber attack exposes 3.6 million social security numbers

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

A data breech due to a cyber attack on a South Carolina Department of Revenue web server has exposed a potential 3.6 million SC social security numbers and approximately 387,000 debit card numbers, however, the official report indicates that only a small portion of the card numbers were not encrypted. You can read about the attack timeline and response here and …

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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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SECURE IT ALERT: Using RDP / Remote Desktop Protocol on your Microsoft Windows desktop or server? Patch it – NOW!

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Welcome to another exciting edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday! This one is so exciting, it gets two posts dedicated to it. This bunch of patches contains one very important fix for a flaw so serious, according to some security experts, you can’t patch it fast enough (read here). Critical update MS12-020. Of course, …

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Sprint Samsung Epic 4g being used for computer service technicians – first impressions

JohnMHoyt Android, Business, CCTV, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Product Review, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 4 Comments

Wanna buy a RIM Blackberry 8350i for Nextel / Sprint? We have a few for sale! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320599349838#ht_694wt_1139 In an earlier blog posts, I rambled a bit about the desire to leave the Blackberry, but why we didn’t, and then last week, I posted about finally dumping the Blackberry phones for new Android smart phones. Today I will bore you with my …

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iPad and tablet computers finding their way into business

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Service, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

My initial reaction to the iPad was that it was cute little toy, but then immediately after its release it became apparent that people wanted to use them for business as well as pleasure. First was the use of Remote Desktop (Terminal Services), which I wrote about and has been finding extreme popularity, then of course was Microsoft Exchange integration …

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