So you got a computer virus from a sketchy site – We won’t judge you!

A large number of computers become infected while their owners are visiting sites that they might not want their friends, family or their employer to know they frequent. We’ve heard it all, both the truth, and some pretty creative and elaborate fabricated stories. We don’t care what site you were visiting when malware got it’s nasty little fingers into your machine. You …

STOP – don’t follow that link! [Phishing]

Here’s a typical email you might find in your inbox….. This looks totally legit, right?   Except for the odd characters on the copyright line, everything looks in order.  Even the “Amazon <OnlineService@update.com>” from address might not be a give-away to some. But wait, that “Verify My Account Information” link also doesn’t look so kosher if you hover your mouse …

2014 saw a huge increase in malware detection – 2015 may be worse

PandaLabs has released a report which details that malware detections in 2014 were double from the previous year and that the trend may indicate that 2015 will be even worse according to an article on BetaNews.com. They state “In total there were more than 75 million new malware samples detected, and Panda Security — the firm behind PandaLabs — recorded …

Your computer may have come with malware preinstalled

An interesting article on CNN’s Money site indicates that Lenovo, one of the most popular major manufacturers of computers, actually installed software on computers they sold which is classified as malicious software. While not exactly a virus, this software, called SuperFish, behaves badly by serving up advertisements based on your personal habits and information. Do you have it on your …

New computer ransomware malware doesn’t install to disk

There’s a new malware package that appears to only run in memory once you visit an exploited site. “Fessleak”, which was discovered by Invincea, is a Russian ransomware straight that loads directly into your system memory and is not dropped onto the disk drive. What this means is, it may circumvent many anti-virus pakcages. The source appears to be malicious …

Trend Micro protects you from 0 Day Flash Exploit!

Browsers using Flash are vulnerable Malicious web site ads—or “malvertisements”—are the latest vehicle for cyber criminals to exploit a new zero-day Adobe Flash vulnerability first discovered in the wild by Trend Micro. If successful, these attacks can penetrate your network and potentially cause a costly breach. Read the Trend Micro Security Intelligence blog about the exploit. Trend Micro customers are already …

Most small businesses are lax with their security

A survey conducted by in 2013 by trusted security leader McAfee Internet Security in partnership with Office Depot found that of the 1000 small and medium businesses polled, a very large majority of them are lacking in security. Don’t take chances with your financial, medical, employee and customer data. Get the protection you need today. WE CAN HELP!

First Post

Welcome to our blog….  Hopefully we will put up some information that you will find useful! While this whole site is new as of January 2015, our services are not.  We have been providing IT services to home and business clients in the Upstate and Greenville South Carolina since 2009 as Homeland Secure IT and will continue to do so. This …