Avast’s CCleaner distributing malware

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, Managed Services, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

This is a shocking bit of news. The popular “CCleaner” application from Avast which is used by millions of people, may have been distributing malware via a backdoor. Just as shocking is the fact that Avast didn’t notify users. (Avast is security software company and provider of anti-virus/anti-malware products). An update has been released, however. You should install if it …

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Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 9.5 Released

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, OS X, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

We are excited to announce the release of Worry-Free Business Security version 9.5. Worry-Free Business Security now includes: User notification for when new versions, service packs, and patches are available Enhancements to the ransomware protection features Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 (WFBS Advanced) Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Creators support We have updated most of the customers we …

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Your business should consider a network security audit

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Microsoft, security, Technology 0 Comments

Are you ready for 2017? How about your business network? This is a prime time to schedule a network security audit that will find the potential issues which are laying dormant, waiting for a “bad guy” to take advantage of them and exploit your network. Using a wide array of tools, Homeland Secure IT can perform a penetration test (PenTest) …

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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 0 Comments

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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Microsoft Windows 10 Update Got You Down?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, security, Windows 0 Comments

If you are using Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, you have been probably been harassed prompted to install Microsoft Windows 10 by now. In fact, we have had people call who said that their operating system didn’t even prompt them, it actually gave them a countdown and said it was going to install, and it did. Others claim that they …

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Malware found on IP cameras

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, IoT, IP Surveillance, security, Technology 0 Comments

Mike Olson has a post entitled “Beware, even things on Amazon come with embedded malware” over on artfulhacker.com about purchasing a few PoE IP Cameras off of Amazon, and how they came complete with malware embedded on them. The “Internet Of Things” (IoT) offers a lot of opportunity for this to happen. The malware could be intentionally placed there by the …

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FTC Security Guide for Business Released

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security 0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new document which may be worth a read for anyone looking for a place to start for improving their Business Security. He’s the rundown of what is covered: 1. Start with security. 2. Control access to data sensibly. 3. Require secure passwords and authentication. 4. Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it …

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Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Service Pack 2 & Critical Update available!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Secure IT Alert, Trend Micro, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Many of the businesses that Homeland Secure IT serves are using Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security as their weapon of choice against malware and even spam. Once the product is loaded on their server and installed on their desktops, it will generally automatically download the security updates required to keep it current. However, every once in a while, Trend Micro …

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Watch out for fake Microsoft Windows 10 update email – Malware Warning!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

With all the excitement about Microsoft Windows 10 being a FREE update, some people signed up for the “Get Windows 10” promotion as prompted in their taskbar, to be put on a waiting list. So it’s not surprising that when an email comes in that looks legit, that someone might follow the link and attempt to install it.   Unfortunately for …

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Don’t FREAK out – Apple has fixed their vulnerabilities

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

There’s a major web encryption flaw that has been documented and widely covered in the media which permits a “man in the middle” type attack to occur from your web browser How does it work? It allows an attacker to intercept HTTPS traffic between vulnerable clients and servers, and then forces them to use an export-grade cryptography, which can then …

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