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 0 Comments

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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Greenville Computer Virus Cleanup and Removal Experts

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Linux, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

If you see mention of “Greenville Virus Experts”, that’s us! We have created a new website especially designed to attract the eye of someone who might be experiencing a computer security issue such as a virus, worm, trojan or other malware. ┬áSearching for “Greenville virus cleanup” might result in a person finding the Homeland Secure IT site, but our home …

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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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Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

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

The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

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An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system…

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security, Trend Micro, Windows 0 Comments

Here’s a scary message to get on your computer: “An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system. All the files, videos, photos, documents on your computer will be deleted.” If you are using a Microsoft Windows based computer, or even a Mac running Windows on it, and you become infected …

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Trend Micro Partner

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, OS X, Partners, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Trend Micro offers industry leading anti-virus / anti-malware / anti-spam for home, business and enterprise. Homeland Secure IT is proud to be a partner offering sales, support and installation in Greenville / Upstate SC. We can offer you a single license for your home, or hundreds of seats of Worry-Free Business Security or ScanMail for your business. Don’t risk your …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Mac malware making headlines (this is not a repeat)

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security 0 Comments

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Flashback was so last month. The new hotness is SabPub, which actually has been around for a while now, but only recently making its appearance in the headlines. Even though SabPub has been around for around two months, it was not discovered in the wild until a few days ago. Not …

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The US Postal Service did not email you about a returned or refused package. Don’t open that attachment!

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

In the last 24hrs, I have spoken with or assisted at least 3 people who have become infected due to opening a malicious email. One of them was my wifey, Pamela, who received an email from the US Postal Service stating that her package had been refused and to open the attached file for details. Due to her old Microsoft …

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Old and busted – MBR viruses… New hotness – BIOS viruses (again)

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

This may come as no surprise to those who have been around computer security for a while, but the BIOS viruses are making a comeback! One of the first made its debut back in 1999 and was known as “CIH”. ┬áBut Symantec is reporting a new killer on the block called “Trojan.Mebromi” that affects the Award BIOS and seizes control …

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Android trojan records phone calls – It’s not paranoia if they really are watching you…

JohnMHoyt Android, Homeland Secure IT, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology 2 Comments

Here’s an ugly one… A piece of malware could be installed on your Android that records your phone conversations and saves it to your memory card. A blog post over on the CA community site states that you could have a trojan spying on your conversations. While the author goes into detail about the functionality of the trojan, little is …

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