November 2011 Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes server update goodness…

It’s that time of the month again… ¬†Update time that is for Microsoft machines. Microsoft has not left servers out of the mix at all, so you system admin types will be able to justify reboots for sure. These patches cover everything from code execution to elevation of privileges and even Denial of Service on just about every version of …

SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 #patches

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, June 09, 2011   Microsoft Patch Tuesday will soon be¬†upon us again, and Microsoft has not let us down! ¬†A little something for everyone…. The following is directly from their Advanced Notification for June 2011, released today:   ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 Issued: June 9, 2011 ********************************************************************   This …

Why do you need Microsoft Windows 7 SP1?

I am hearing that many people are opting to not install Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 which was released back in February 22, 2011. The reasoning is that it is a large download (750MB or 1GB depending on whether you need 32bit or 64bit versions), a long install process, and there are no enhanced features. So what does the Service Pack …

Google’s Chrome Browser is Becoming Better for Business all the Time

I normally don’t weigh in on the browser wars, as each browser has its own place. For instance, there simply is no replacement for¬†Microsoft Internet Explorer¬†if you want near 100% compatibility with every site in the world. Obviously, each alternate browser has a strong point, such as speed, or installation size, or security,¬†but each browser also has downsides that sometimes …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Issues Critical Patches for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 & 2008

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Monday, August 02, 2010 Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch: Rated Critical Microsoft¬†issues¬†out-of-band security bulletin and patch today August 2, 2009. Out of band means released ahead of the regular scheduled monthly update.¬† The out-of-band patch is designed to address a security flaw in the way shortcuts are displayed. Software affected includes Windows operating system, various versions, …