Remote tech support installs malware on server?

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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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What else does Homeland Secure IT do besides computers, servers and networks?

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You know the elevator speech that you typical hear from people, where they pitch their services or wares to you? Mine goes something like this, “I’m John with Homeland Secure IT, and we provide small and medium businesses with computer, server and network support, service and sales here in the Upstate”. The person I am telling will usually walk away …

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Think twice before buying discounted Microsoft Office or other computer software

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Partners, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

You know the old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” – It’s just as true today as it was the first time I heard it many years ago. Reading an article on WYFF 4 site entitled “Top 10 Most Counterfeited Items” has computer software lumped in with other optical media, which is ranked #5 in …

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Who sends a letter to the RIAA informing them of their pirating activities?

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, security, Windows Leave a Comment

I’ve written a number of blog posts about the RIAA, and how people have been wrongfully accused of stealing (pirating) by the RIAA, and law suits threatened. Well, it appears, that someone at the RIAA has been doing a little illegal downloading of their own, though the RIAA claims it was not them. Here’s more information: http://torrentfreak.com/riaa-someone-else-is-pirating-through-out-ip-addresses-111221/ So secure those …

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Check out YouHaveDownloaded.com to see what may have been downloaded using your IP address

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Visit this site http://www.youhavedownloaded.com/ and hopefully you will see something like this: Wow!! Are you sure you and your friends don’t work for the RIAA? Maybe Sony or Universal? Maybe you’re both just really good at covering your tracks. Either way, congratulations, neither you or your friends and family returned any results from our crawlers. Tonight, you can jump into bed, open up Netflix or iTunes and …

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Did you know Homeland Secure IT is a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller? #Greenville #Upstate

JohnMHoyt Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Licensing, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Non-Profit, Office, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

If you are needing Microsoft products for your school in the Greenville / Upstate SC area, Homeland Secure IT may  be able to save you money… We are able to offer academic priced software through Microsoft Academic FPP, Open Agreement and School Subscription. The discounts can be substantial when compared to retail pricing! To find out if your organization is qualified, or for …

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Microsoft Office alternatives OpenOffice.org & LibreOffice battle it out in a steel cage

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Sales, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Windows 2 Comments

Posted today on InfoWorld is an interesting article about two competitors to Microsoft Office. (See “Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice“) While you have probably heard of OpenOffice.org, or the previous incarnation of it (StarOffice), a new alternative open source office suite is called LibraOffice, and it is being brought to you by the developers OpenOffice.org. Confused? Well, it’s that same …

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The Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack Can Save You Money!

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Product Review, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack offers you a three pack of licenses, allowing up to three computers in your family to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium! It is available in either 32 or 64 bit versions. The cost is very affordable at only about 50 dollars per seat! In comparison, a single upgrade version of Windows 7 …

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Microsoft Office “Home Use Program” allows your employees to use MS Office at home for $9.95

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Microsoft’s Home Use Program, or “HUP” is a benefit offered to those with Microsoft’s Software Assurance, which allows you to offer your employees the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite to use at home. Let’s say you purchase 25 seats of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus with Software Assurance from Homeland Secure IT, you can then turn around and …

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Intuit Quickbooks 2011 Products NOW Live

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In an earlier post I prematurely announced the release of Intuit Quickbooks 2011 as well as the whole suite of software from Intuit. That release date was pushed back due to some technical issues, and as of today, they are now live! You can click our affiliate link and save up to 20% on Intuit Quickbooks 2011 and other Intuit …

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