Huge Sony PSN Data Breach: What Should I Do? (From the WatchGuard Security Blog)

I am reposting this from WatchGuard Security Center blog in its entirety below. ¬†I have kept fairly silent on this subject as everyone has said everything that needs to be covered. Corey did a fine job of outlining the situation though, so for your reading enjoyment:   Huge Sony PSN Data Breach; What Should I Do? Corey Nachreiner | April …

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“We’re from the government and we’re here to help!” – FBI in regards to removing Coreflood from infected computers

The FBI seized control of the Coreflood servers a couple weeks ago, drastically reducing the traffic that was being generated by the large botnet by stopping the update of the bot clients. This will allow anti-virus programs to begin to discover the presence on infected machines and hopefully remove it. That’s awesome, but what’s next? The FBI is seeking to …

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Password for life? Yeah, maybe…

I just read an interesting blog post over on¬†http://www.baekdal.com/tips/password-security-usability which gives a good case for not using random letters, numbers, case and special characters… The writer claims the password of “this is fun” would take about 2500 years to hack. Most business security policies require passwords that are a minimum of 8 characters, with upper and lower case, numbers and …

Spring Cleaning??? Pffffffthththt

Every year about this time, millions of people spend hours or even days cleaning up their computers. They weed through mail, files and other data, trying to determine what is to be kept and what should be deleted. I suggest NOT cleaning. Sure, you can ORGANIZE, but why risk losing an important file? External hard drives are inexpensive and easy …

Trend Micro has released WFBS 7.0 Patch 1 Build B1435

If your business depends on Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, Advanced or Standard, then you should have received notification that WFBS 7.0 Patch 1 Build B1435 is now available. The patches that have been released by Trend Micro allow for better integration into Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 for one thing, but also fix important issues which have been …

Homeland Secure IT will be taking Good Friday off!

What Friday isn’t good when you take it off? Seriously though, in observation of Easter weekend, Homeland Secure IT will not open the office on Friday so everyone can spend time with family. We WILL be available via email and phone. Should the need arise, please do not hesitate to call us on Friday. Have a very pleasant holiday weekend! …

ShredDisk is offering FREE hard drive destruction at the Greenville Grow Expo!

Our friend Brent with ShredDisk is offering free hard drive shredding and computer recycling during the Grow Expo event on May 17th! Please read his blog post at¬†http://www.shreddisk.com/blog/?p=146 Hard drive destruction remains the only 100% effective way to insure your data is protected when decommissioning a hard disk drive and this is a great opportunity to get rid of one …

What doesn’t kill you… Doug Aamoth sticks tweezers in a wet surge protector.

Occasionally I find a product claim so outlandish that I scoff at it. When I saw the Wet Circuits surge protector claims a while back, I thought how I wouldn’t do what they were doing in the video. (If you have not seen their videos, they demonstrate them by sticking tweezers into them while they were wet, as in under …

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Bovinova…. That is all….

Today starts the epic culinary event of the season… Bovinova. This thing is going to be a blast. But, unfortunately, I can’t tell you about it, until after the event. ¬† There will be fire, meat, swords (not meat swords though), entertainment and a good time will be had by all. The presenters have been working on this for months, …

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

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 …