Apple Mac users should be aware of “super dangerous” drive-by Java exploit

Microsoft Windows users are well versed in malware and are armed with a plethora of ways to help protect themselves and their computer from becoming infected, such as: Computer operating system updates downloaded and installed (Microsoft Windows) Support application updates updated regularly (Java, Adobe, Microsoft Office) Robust anti-virus and anti-malware installed and up to date Backups of systems in place …

Symantec Partner Specializing in Backup Exec 2012 Sales and Support in Greenville SC

It was time to renew our training with Symantec so we can continue to offer Symantec Backup Exec 2012 sales and support as a partner, so we did it up right. Everyone here at Homeland Secure IT took the training and the assessments required. ¬† Greg, Wes and I (John) are all up to date on these product offerings. If …

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Laptop LCD screen replacement for your broken notebook

A frequent call we get here at Homeland Secure IT is the person who has a broken notebook in need of repair. The majority of the calls involve a the laptop LCD screen having been damaged or simply failing to operate correctly. Issues might include the backlight not illuminating the screen (IE: black screen), scrambled text and graphics, blank areas …

Adobe and Microsoft Windows Updates Galore!

UPDATE YOUR COMPUTERS! ¬†Mac owners too! ¬†And don’t delay! The updates released this week are serious, people. If you do not patch up your computers and servers, or call us in to do it for you, the chances of being exploited are incredibly high…. ¬†Especially for the Microsoft Exchange and Remote Desktop vulnerabilities. Sorry to harp on it, but this …

Kaspersky Lab could use your help decrypting Gauss malware

I can’t recall another time when an anti-virus company did this, but Kaspersky Lab has reached out to the world at large to see if someone has what it takes to decrypt a portion of the Gauss malware that is designed to steal information from the infected computers. If you want to get in on the action, email theflame@kaspersky.com and …

Hang onto your hats, IPv6 is going live! World IPv6 Launch Day is upon us!

We’ve waited with baited breath, through speculation and testing, and finally, the day has come for IPv6 to be enabled globally. That’s right, in just a few hours, the World IPv6 Launch will take place! There will be lots of fanfare, fireworks and world-wide celebration, and the internet will suddenly run better than it ever has!!!!¬†Okay, so maybe you won’t …

Russian hackers raked in 4.5 billion dollars in 2011

Thirty-six percent of the estimated $12.5 billion in ill-gotten gains by cybercriminals in 2012 can be attributed Russian-speaking hackers through various online criminal tactics according to an article over on ComputerWorld’s site. How can you help protect your business from becoming a victim? The only 100% effective way is to not be connected to the internet, however that would make …