Purchase new business computers from us!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Sales, Windows 0 Comments

If you are planning to purchase new computers for your business, or even your home, there may be reasons to NOT buy the mainstream HP, Dell, or Lenovo, etc. While we are authorized resellers for many great and well-established brands, one brand continues to stick out among the offerings for their reliability, and just as importantly, for the simple fact …

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How are those new year resolutions going for you?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Sales, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Last year, when speaking with our clients, business owners and IT directors, I made note of some of the plans they had for their IT infrastructures. Now that we’re already done with the first month of 2016, I started making calls and sending emails to see how many have followed through and offering any assistance we could. Some of the …

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

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

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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Pardon our dust – we’re revamping our website

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Sales, Technology 0 Comments

It’s time for a cool change.  We’re going to spend the next few weeks toying with our website and ways to make it more useful to our clients and to us. A web based store for some of our most common products may be in the works and an additional website that is specific to one service we offer will …

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CryptoLocker victims may have some hope

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

Some victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware / malware / trojan may have hope for recovering their files thanks to a site that has gone live in the last few days. The way CryptoLocker works is that once it has run on your computer, it will begin encrypting the files on it (and potentially on file shares on your servers) and …

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Holiday Hours for Computer / Network Service & Sales

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Homeland Secure IT is closing in observance of Independence Day 2014 and so we can spend time with our families! We’re walking out the door on July 3rd at 2pm and will return on Monday, July 7th ready to tackle any project you may have. Should you have an emergency such as your server go down over this holiday weekend, …

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Merry Christmas 2013!

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We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hopefully you will spend it in good health and high spirits with your family and friends. Or, at the very least, with a pet that loves you! If you are travelling, watch out for the loonies and get back the Upstate safely. Homeland Secure IT is going to close today, …

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Remote tech support installs malware on server?

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, security, Windows Server 0 Comments

I received a phone call from a client last night who said that they could not browse the internet at their organization and that mail was down as well. Here are the initial observations: Their Cisco VoIP phone system was able to make calls and internal machines could ping outside servers by IP, but not by name, indicating that the …

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Internet Spring Cleaning Day 2013 is TODAY! Please take action to protect your devices.

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Linux, Microsoft 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again when ISPs (Internet Service Providers)  all around the world perform their yearly maintenance, call it “Spring Cleaning” if you will. If you have been living under a rock and missed the stories on the news and the countless emails flying around for the last week or so, then this may come as a total …

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Adobe and Microsoft patches galore for March 2013

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

While spring has not quite sprung, Microsoft and Adobe have both sprung a slew of updates for you. It is important that you apply these updates to your computers and servers in order to keep your network secure. Let’s start with Adobe – Four Flash security holes have been plugged in Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier across all platforms.  Yes, …

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