Apple’s Mac OS X Lion poses enterprise security risks (this is not a repeat)…

Using Mac’s in your enterprise? You will want to read this article¬†http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/26/mac_osx_lion_security_hole/… This is kind of a big deal, as it underscores that Mac OS X Lion machines simply fail at LDAP, a basic part of enterprise network integration. In short, if you bring these Macs into your environment, once authenticated, they simply don’t care which password is entered, they …

Don’t trust those external portable USB hard drives with your important data!

I’ve posted this before… ¬†External, portable, USB hard drives are convenient to store some data on, but dang it, don’t put everything on one and trust that it is forever and always going to be there for you. These devices use 2.5″ hard drives like you would find in a notebook computer, and while there is nothing wrong with those …

Microsoft Windows Vista EOL (End Of Life) Announcement – No, it’s not dead quite yet!

Coming this October 22nd, is the official death of Microsoft Windows Vista… ¬†At least from the perspective of anyone wanting to buy it from a Microsoft dealer. Us dealers have been told that we can sell Vista until our stock is depleted. Which brings up one questions? ¬†WHO has stocks of Windows Vista? Seriously though, this is just the standard …

Trend Micro Titanium 2012 anti-virus / anti-malware now available

Trend Micro has unveiled their Titanium update for 2012! Keep your identity, data and social network protected from a new generation of threats.¬†Staying safe online these days is about more than just avoiding malware. You have to protect your device, your privacy, your personal data, your social network, and your family against an army of new threats. Given that abandoning …

Just “deleting” a file could land you in prison #datasecurity

Alrighty, that sounded bad… Deleting a file probably won’t land you in jail unless you are doing something illegal in the first place. The idiot who attempted to extort money with a “collar bomb” was most likely caught due to leaving a message on a USB flash drive that he had deleted files from. The ONLY safe way to remove …

Football starts tonight…

Starting tonight, we will be sitting in a stadium watching our son play football for Easley High School. That is all…

Why do you need power protection?

Everyone wants to save a dollar or two, so they buy the new computer, monitor and printer, and skimp on some of the other components. ¬†One in particular is power protection. By power protection, we mean surge protectors and uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) primarily. The fact that a few dollars were saved on the front-end may end up costing big …

Your mailbox has NOT exceeded the storage limit as set by your administrator

One thing I am asked weekly is, “I just received an email alert telling me my mailbox exceeded the storage limit, why is that?”. Wellllllll, first of all, these messages, though they come in email and look all official, signed by “System Administrator” or something similar, are likely phishing attempts. If you hover over the URL listed to “re-validate” your …