Microsoft Password Expiration Notice is BOGUS

Expired Password Phishing Attempt

Let’s go over this one more time…. You *NEED* to stop clicking on links in your email. Yes, they look enticing, and some sure look official, but, many are designed causing you to click on a link then prompt you for your login credentials or other information, which is then used to gain access to your accounts. Case in point: …

It’s 2023 – Stop falling for fake Microsoft emails!

It’s 2023 and we’re still seeing clients fall for this type of scam email designed to have you click that “View Secured Document” link. There’s several giveaways from the fact that “SharedPoint” is NOT “SharePoint”, to the origin email which is from Japan instead of a Microsoft domain.Another big clue is when you hover over the “View Secured Document” link, …

Time to bid Microsoft Windows 7 – 8.1 farewell

It’s out with the old and in with the new, again! Microsoft has announced a firm date for our OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to stop building machines that have Windows 7 ¬†Home (Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate) pre-loaded on them. That date is October 31, 2016 for Windows 7 and 8.1 (and June 31, 2016 for Windows 8) After that …

Watch out for fake Microsoft Windows 10 update email – Malware Warning!

With all the excitement about Microsoft Windows 10 being a FREE update, some people signed up for the “Get Windows 10” promotion as prompted in their taskbar, to be put on a waiting list.¬†So it’s not surprising that when an email comes in that looks legit, that someone might follow the link and attempt to install it.   Unfortunately for …

Adobe out of band patch fixes flash vulnerability (Windows / Mac / Linux)

Adobe has released an out of band patch that corrects a flaw in Flash player which could permit an attacker to take control of an exploited system. This is actively being exploited by hackers and we recommend that the patch be applied immediately. More information about this security issue can be found on Adobe’s security website. If you require any …

Upgrade paths for Microsoft Windows 10

It was announced recently that the Microsoft Windows 10 release will feature several upgrade paths and licensing options… ¬† Here’s a summary of what was posted on the Microsoft Australia Partner Network site a couple days ago: The new Microsoft Windows 10 editions are¬†Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile, and Mobile Enterprise.   Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows …

A Plethora of Patches for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday – March 2015

On Monday 2015-03-09, Apple released a slew of updates to address security issues, and on the regularly scheduled “Patch Tuesday” 2015-03-10, Microsoft made a rather large bundle of security updates available. Many security experts did not believe Microsoft would correct the FREAK vulnerability during this batch of patches, however it appears that they did. It is estimated that the FREAK …

Is your business ready for Microsoft Server 2003 End of Support?

Windows Server 2003 Support Ends in: [tminus t=”14-07-2015 01:00:00″ id=”<p>End of Support</p>”¬†¬†omitweeks=”true”¬†style=”TIE-fighter”¬†/] Windows Server 2003 End of Support Microsoft has scheduled the End of Support for their Server 2003 product to for July 14th, 2015, after which, there will be no support, no updates, and no patches to help protect your business from security issues. That’s right, any of your …

Business desktop computer pricing for end of 2014

As the year draws to a close, many of the businesses here in Greenville SC and around the Upstate are making last minute purchases. Some are to use up the budget they have remaining, and some want to get purchases in on the 2014 tax year. Almost all of them want something new! Below you will find two of the …

Microsoft Patch Tuesday should be taken seriously this time (Sept 2014)

FORTY-ONE vulnerabilities have been addressed in this edition of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. There are 37 security flaws in Microsoft Internet Explorer alone which are being corrected. These range from “Important” all the way up to the “Critical” level, and include one fix for a “zero day vulnerability” that attackers have been exploiting. It is recommended that you apply the patches …