Is your video surveillance system being used to watch you?

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Video Surveillance Leave a Comment

An article caught my eye the other day, where a hacker had gained access to the video baby monitor a family had deployed. In doing so, they harassed the family a bit by saying their child’s name and moving the camera. If your video surveillance system is configured to where you have remote access, you could be allowing someone to …

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Rogue network devices could be more common than one might think #RaspberryPi #PwnPlug

JohnMHoyt Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Ham Radio, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology Leave a Comment

A while back, I wrote about devices that could be used on a network to gain access, be deployed by just about anyone, and potentially be undetected by IT staff or employees of a business. Here’s a follow-up. Recently I have been playing around with a 35 dollar micro computer called the Raspberry Pi.  This lil’ pup of a computer is …

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Cisco introduces the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Sales, security, Technology 2 Comments

Take Basic Connectivity to a New Level The Cisco® RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines highly secure connectivity – to the Internet as well as from other locations and remote workers – with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port switch, an intuitive, browser-based device manager, and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, all at a very affordable …

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Ditch the WiFi and go with 3g or 4g broadband connectivity for your mobile devices

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Security, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Those of you who are using a notebook computer or mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone, Android or Android tablet and connecting to those public free wifi access hotspots may want to just ditch the WiFi after what I heard about today… In spite of what I said about safe browsing from public wi-fi hotspots using a VPN a …

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Are you a hoarder? Sometimes it’s not a bad thing!

JohnMHoyt Business, Cisco, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT Leave a Comment

I believe when it comes to data, MORE IS BETTER! Yeah, so call me a hoarder, it’s okay. I have plenty of room and hard drives are cheap! Case in point…  Yesterday I received a call from the IT administrator for a corporation based out of MA about a router that was down. When I arrived, I found an old …

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Safe Browsing from Public Wi-Fi Hotspots is possible with a VPN

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, security, Technology, Video Link, Windows 2 Comments

WSPA’s Amy Wood (@TVAmy) had a great segment on last night (2011-02-07) in which she had Doug Cone (@nullvariable) a local web/graphics “devsigner” discussing the dangers of using public Wi-Fi. You can find that story here. He demonstrated a tool which allows even the most novice of “hackers” to see a list of others who are using any given open …

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Protect your SIP VoIP system (Asterisk, Trixbox, Digium, etc) from intrusion and abuse

JohnMHoyt Business, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Linux, Microsoft, security, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) 1 Comment

Do you have a SIP Voice over IP system in use at your business? Then you may want to take a couple minutes to read this… It seems that many of these systems are being setup without any consideration for security at all. Leaving the potential for a malicious person to do things such as attack your system by sending …

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SECURE IT ALERT: FireSheep is proof of concept why public unencrypted Wi-Fi is dangerous

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

  Homeland Secure IT Alert for Saturday, October 30, 2010   FireSheep add-on for Firefox browser is proof-of-concept why you should NOT use public / unencrypted Wi-Fi to access without extreme caution. Last week, a tool was released that makes it possible for anyone to easily hijack your web sessions from within a browser view. When I say anyone, that …

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Greenville computer service, repair, support and more – Way more… #greenville

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Non-Profit, Office, OS X, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This morning I was having a discussion with a potential client and we were talking about the “Homeland Secure IT” name, the individual mentioned that they understood the play on words, however they were simply not sure how to take “IT”, because they thought of “IT” only in the terms of “Information Technology”… I explained that the “IT” in our …

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