Zero Day Fixes for Microsoft IE and Adobe Flash Should be Applied Immediately

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology Leave a Comment

In case you have been wondering, there’s a very good reason for the most recent updates from Microsoft and Adobe… The vulnerabilities are being exploited and today I have heard of two people being affected. It is our recommendation that you apply the fixes immediately in order to avoid this type of issue…. If you require any assistance or have …

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Zero Day Vulnerabilities addressed by Adobe and Microsoft – Get it while it’s hot!

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

It’s time for updates to come out from from your favorite software vendors, and whether you are using a Windows based PC or a Mac, there’s something for you this month! Applying these updates is VERY IMPORTANT – your machines are vulnerable unless you take steps to secure them. Up for your patching pleasure are the following (as listed by …

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Are you afraid of social media?

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Cisco, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Sales, Social Media, Technology, Trend Micro, WatchGuard Leave a Comment

I have a hard time trusting people who are not active and open on social media. My perception is that they are hiding something… What are some reasons for NOT using social media to connect with people and share either your personal or business life (or in my case, both)??? Reasons people might abstain from being social on the internet: …

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Microsoft Office 2003 and Office for Mac 2011 Document Handling Vulnerability

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

This comes straight from our partners over at WatchGuard Security Center blog and may affect you if you are using Office 2003 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011. We happen to concur with the author’s thoughts that this is probably much more severe than Microsoft’s own rating of “important”. If you need assistance with this, or any other computer …

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From the WatchGuard Security Center: Don’t be a target – Anticipate and Monitor for APT Activity

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, Secure IT Alert, security, WatchGuard Leave a Comment

Every once in a while I will find a blog post that is just wish everyone knew about… Here’s one that was posted on the WatchGuard Security Center site, stolen  borrowed in its entirety. You can find the original post at this link HERE…. — Our security predictions for 2012 forecasted that the class of targeted attacks known at APTs …

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Firewall your business network! Don’t rely on home routers for protection!

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Security, Computer Support, D-Link, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, security, SonicWALL, WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This is pet peeve of mine: Business networks should be behind firewalls, not behind home routers! When we visit a client location, we generally find one of the following configurations. Absolutely NO firewall – just the router provided by the ISP A Linksys, TrendNet, Netgear, D-Link wireless router designed for home use An actual firewall such as a Cisco, WatchGuard, SonicWALL, …

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ATTN: LinkedIn users – change your password. 6.5 million of you could be affected by a breach!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security, WatchGuard Leave a Comment

It’s all over the web today… Something like 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords “may be” in the hands of Russian attackers. Their advice is to change your password, and our’s is, if you are using the same login/password on multiple sites, then change all of those passwords too. Corey Nachreiner over at our firewall security partner, WatchGuard, suggests the following actions: …

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Is your business computer network ready for IPv6?

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, SonicWALL, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Get ready for a slew of IPv6 news topics because World IPv6 Launch is right around the corner (June 6th, 2012). This means that a boat-load of ISPs will be flipping the switch and enabling IPv6 permanently on or before this magic date. A quick google search for IPv6 news will turn up lots of articles posted in the last few …

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WatchGuard Technologies Registered Partner

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Security, Connectivity, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Partners, Sales, security, Technology, WatchGuard Leave a Comment

We’re a WatchGuard Technologies Registered Partner offering sales, installation and support of all WatchGuard security products and services including firewall, email and web security, data loss prevention and UTM and various other small business security solutions. For more information, please call 864.990.4748 or use our CONTACT form. Share and Enjoy:

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Avoid embarrassment for your business due to pornography raids by installing a firewall with filtering

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

Every company would like to believe they have employees with strong moral values who would not jeopardize the reputation of the business by browsing for pornography, or even worse, child pornography. The truth of the matter is, not only are there employees that will do just that, but also others who might have access to machines in the facility, such …

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