SECURE IT ALERT: About that Apple iTunes 10.7 update – yeah, it fixes more than *160* different vulnerabilities!

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Lately I’ve had a lot going on between our son, Brett Albertson (Easley High School football center #75) and his slew of activities, our daughter Megan in college, my band (Hot As A Pepper) and work. Because of these distractions I almost missed an important security update. A few days back, Apple released the 10.7 update of iTunes. While you …

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2012 – Happy New Year!

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

Microsoft rings in the new year with updates!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! The Advance Notification outlines 7 bulletins that cover updates from “important” to “critical” in Microsoft Windows (XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008) and Microsoft Developer Tools & Software. Most will require a restart, or at least MAY require a restart. On the Advance Notification page you …

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Microsoft out-of-band security bulletin for December 29, 2011 addresses .NET framework issues

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

Yesterday, Microsoft issued a security bulletin for the .NET issues mentioned the other day.  That document can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/ms11-dec Critical Security Bulletins ============================   MS11-100   – Affected Software: – Windows XP Service Pack 3 – Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 – Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 – Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack …

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Coming next Tuesday to a Microsoft Windows machine (and some Macs) near you… UPDATES! #PatchTuesday

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Microsoft didn’t forget your Christmas gift….  And it’s coming early! That’s right, Microsoft Patch Tuesday is upon us again, and this December 13th you can expect a slew of updates covering the entire line of current Microsoft Windows operating systems. Operating Systems: Windows XP 64 & 32 bit, Server 2003 64 & 32 bit and Itanium based servers, Vista 32 …

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November 2011 Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes server update goodness…

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It’s that time of the month again…  Update time that is for Microsoft machines. Microsoft has not left servers out of the mix at all, so you system admin types will be able to justify reboots for sure. These patches cover everything from code execution to elevation of privileges and even Denial of Service on just about every version of …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft January 2011 Patch Tuesday addresses Windows security vulnerabilities

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Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Yesterday, January 11, 2011 was the first “Patch Tuesday” of the year from Microsoft. More information can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-jan.mspx In short, if you are running a vulnerable version of the Microsoft Windows OS, you will need to apply these patches or risk suffering an exploit. And, as usual, keep your …

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

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

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

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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: 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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