Secure IT Alert: December Firefox Update Fixes 13 Critical Vulnerabilities (Mac, Windows & Linux)

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, December 14, 2010 In an effort to keep the Firefox browser secure, updates have been released that address multiple vulnerabilities. If you are using the 3.5.x or 3.6.x versions of the popular browser on Microsoft Windows, Linux or Apple Mac, you should insure your browser is up to date immediately to 3.5.16 or 3.6.13 …

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Microsoft Windows XP pro pre-install downgrade to be unavailable after 10/22/2010

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The time has come for us to say goodbye to Microsoft Windows XP! All of our computer vendors have been alerting us to the fact that after October 22, 2010 they will no longer be able to provide us with machines that include the downgraded Microsoft Windows XP professional and that Microsoft Windows 7 will be the only option. There …

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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional for only $29.99?? No way… YES WAY! If you are a student…

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Technology, Windows 1 Comment

Yes, the subject is correct! Microsoft is offering students the deal of a lifetime…   Windows 7 Professional for only $29.99! Follow this link to get the whole scoop…  In short you must have an email address ending with .edu, or be enrolled at a college listed as eligible on that site. There is also a link at the bottom …

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Planning on purchasing a new notebook? Have you considered an SSD instead of an HDD?

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If you were told you have an “SSD”, you might think you would need a round of antibiotics to clear that up, but in reality, it is a good thing! SSDs, or Solid State Drives are becoming common place, though they have been around for a while. The price has been what has held back sales since the beginning, but …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Apple Mac Trojan Vulnerability – Patched in OS X Malware Upgrade

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Macintosh users are getting their own patches for Mal-Ware lately. Released last week with absolutely no fanfare was OS X 10.6.4 which addresses a Trojan vulnerability among other things. It seems that Apple intentionally has not made a big deal about this security issue, partly to help keep up the appearance that Mac computers are impervious to malicious software. A …

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