Homeland Secure IT is your Upstate Adobe Reseller

If you or your business needs Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator or Photoshop for one computer, you will likely make an online purchase or buy from a big box store. However, if you are buying for users, or 100, or even 1000, then you will want to turn to an authorized Adobe reseller. Homeland Secure IT is your Upstate Adobe Reseller …

We offer Greenville computer virus removal and cleanup services

Our number one phone call question is, “Can you remove a virus from my computer?” The short answer is, “yes”. ┬áThe long answer is, “it depends on the severity of the infection.” While most malware occurrences may be nothing more than annoying, some of them will include a much more sinister payload, one that installs keylogging, or rootkits with complete …

Apple iPad 2 owners may wish to hold off on that IOS 8 update

If you have not updated your iPad 2 to IOS 8 yet, you might want to hold off or potentially suffer the same consequences that I have. Here’s the list of the most annoying issues that affect me since updating my iPad 2 64GB w/Verizon Cellular to IOS 8: EXTREMELY SLOW – When opening apps, or switching between them – …

Apple iCloud ransomware is a real threat

People are being locked out of their iPhones and iPads due to an attack that is taking place where the devices are locked and you can only gain access to your files if you pay a “ransom”. This is mainly in Australia but it has been reported in other locations. You should backup your data so that in the event …

Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a Microsoft Word document exploit

Did you know that most successful computer exploits that we encounter are because the user simply clicked a link, or opened a document without giving it a second thought? I think we’re all guilty of receiving an email from someone we know, or assume we know, then opening the email and following that link. I know I have done it, …

Microsoft FixIt for Word / Office should be applied without hesitation

Yesterday’s Microsoft Security Advisory announced a vulnerability in Microsoft Word which could permit remote code execution. The summary of this advisory simply states that people are being exploited due to a vulnerability. It happens when someone opens, or even previews an RTF in email using Microsoft Word as the email viewer. While Microsoft has not released a full patch at …

We’ve renewed so we’re still your Upstate area Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller!

We just renewed our standing as a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller by filling out the forms, using their training material and passing the required test. This enables us to continue to quote and ultimately sell Microsoft products to our Academic clients! If you are aware of a school which is in need of a Microsoft product such as Microsoft Office, …

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

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 …

How To Disable Ad Tracking in iOS7

David Haskins with Haskins PR here in Greenville, SC made the following video which you might find useful. In it, he explains how to disable the Ad Tracking functionality which sends targeted ads to your IOS7 device, a privacy concern for many. More info about Haskins PR is at www.haskinspr.com or you can reach them at 864-502-8899