Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor trojan might encourage you to get anti-virus on your Mac

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Mac, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

A story over on the Bitdefender blog warns that a trojan that is posing as a file converter (EasyDoc Converter.app) is out in the wild and once it is run, creates a connection to the outside world, allowing full control of your Apple Mac computer. If you do not have current anti-virus / anti-malware software on your Mac, this will …

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Happy Independence Day! Vacation time!

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Happy Independence Day America!!!! We hope you will get to spend the weekend with your loved ones, doing whatever it is that makes you happy… Whether that is grillin’ and chillin’, having a cold one, or sweating at the beach or boating at your favorite lake. Most of all, we hope it is a safe holiday. Here at Homeland Secure …

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Is your business ready for Microsoft Server 2003 End of Support?

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

Windows Server 2003 Support Ends in: Windows Server 2003 End of Support Microsoft has scheduled the End of Support for their Server 2003 product to for July 14th, 2015, after which, there will be no support, no updates, and no patches to help protect your business from security issues. That’s right, any of your line-of-business systems which are running on …

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We offer Greenville computer virus removal and cleanup services

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

Our number one phone call question is, “Can you remove a virus from my computer?” The short answer is, “yes”.  The long answer is, “it depends on the severity of the infection.” While most malware occurrences may be nothing more than annoying, some of them will include a much more sinister payload, one that installs keylogging, or rootkits with complete …

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Merry Christmas 2013!

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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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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 Leave a Comment

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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The best service in the Upstate isn’t from a big national franchise

JohnMHoyt Business, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff Leave a Comment

The best service in the Upstate isn’t from a big national franchise… It’s from a locally owned business (that is part of a national franchise). I’m not talking about computer or server service, I’m talking about automobile service this time. If you follow me on social media, you probably saw me whining about my car issues recently, so skip the …

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Flash! Savior of the Universe! No, not really….

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Adobe Flash Player is making more friends (Right up there with JAVA! )…  There are active attacks being reported currently for vulnerabilities that affect not only Microsoft Windows but also Apple Mac. You should insure that updates are installed! Should you require assistance applying these critical security updates to your computer or your entire network of computers, please call us …

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Homeland Security advises disabling or uninstalling Java – With good reason…

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

This week, the Department of Homeland Security suggested disabling or uninstalling Java based on a CERT publication where they announced Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code. That original posting has been updated as recently as today, January 12, 2013. What does it all mean? Well, in a nutshell, if you have the vulnerable version of Java on your …

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