Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Essentials & Forefront classifying Google Chrome browser as malware

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, September 30, 2011 An update to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection was causing grief for many users today as it incorrectly flagged the Google Chrome browser as malware. The typical behavior was for an alert to be displayed stating that “PWS:Win32/Zbot” was found and that it needs to be removed. …

Something has crashed on my computer and my mouse seems to be missing…

“Sorry, I can’t respond to my emails today as something has crashed on my computer, and my mouse seems to be missing…” This cracks me up every time I see it. ¬† It’s from over on icanhascheezburger.com I believe, but was posted to someone’s facebook timeline today and made me smile all over again. BTW: If you call us up …

IronKey D200 32GB USB storage devices offer high speed transfer and auditable encryption

I’m often asked which is the best USB flash drive you can buy. My answer varies with the requirements of the individual or business that will utilize the device. The average person requires a fast and reliable storage device to shuttle files to/from work or school, and does not require security features at all, but for those who do require …

mysql.com website hacked and used to serve malware to visitors

In what is becoming way too common, the popular site, mysql.com was exploited, and used to distribute malware by redirecting visitors to another site this week. Anyone browsing to mysql.com yesterday would have been redirected, and without even being prompted, then likely been exploited themselves by the software running on the rogue website which apparently looked for vulnerable browser plugins …

Cisco OnPlus service available now to small & medium businesses

Large businesses have full-time IT staff or fully outsourced IT support that provide monitoring of their infrastructure and keep them up to date and now small & medium (SMB) businesses can have the same level of support when it comes to devices on their network. Cisco OnPlus works by allowing¬†Homeland Secure IT or your Cisco SMB service provider to place …

Want to buy a computer for half off or more?

Whoa, I bet you clicked on the link to come here because you thought Homeland was having some awesome sale???¬†EVERY DAY is an awesome sale when you compare our prices to the prices in the following post: http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/10489506835/best-buy-ads-from-1996-look-like-they-might-as-well     You likely buying your computers at half the cost of those listed in the ad. Remember when RAM was that …

Google is planning to put an end to SSL exploits, hopefully before they happen with Chrome

The other day I posted about the BEAST that can circumvent SSL encryption used with websites and how a proof of concept would be demonstrated soon and actual exploits in the wild even sooner. No sooner had I posted about that than Google’s Chrome development team had posted that they have an update already prepared for the Chrome browser that …

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What’s your favorite phone? Android? Which flavor?

What smartphone are you using and why? Our office has moved to Androids, and in particular Samsung Epic 4G (original and the new Galaxy S II Touch) and absolutely love them. I’d love you input….

SSL encryption broken – Proof of concept demo later this week #ph33r

My first reaction to the news that read “Hackers break SSL encryption used by millions of sites – Beware of BEAST decrypting secret PayPal cookies” was, “What took ’em so long?” The article above gives all the details you can stand, and a quick search of Google for news articles will tell you everything else you want to know. The …

We’re giving away Microsoft Office 2010 for the heck of it it! #Greenville

We have ended up with an extra Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 Product Key Card, which has to be sold at the time of a new computer purchase… So, what are we to do with it? I think the only cool thing to do is give it away! Anyone who buys a HOME / PERSONAL computer from us during …