DriveSavers Data Recovery Blog

More Wearables Mean More Security Concerns

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

If you don’t have a computer on your wrist yet, get ready because your time is coming. And, you’d better be careful. The worldwide forecast for wearable technology sales is up 173 percent this year, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC). IDC predicts 72.1 million units will ship this year, thanks […]

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Protect Your Android Phone from App Attacks

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

If you use an Android phone, please take this advice­—now. For your protection, never buy apps from any discount sellers and always use a malware or security scanner to weed out problems with software before an infection can occur, according to a new report from G Data Security Labs. For recommended malware scanning software, check […]

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The Discovery Channel Visits DriveSavers

Friday, July 17th, 2015

On Friday, June 19th, Lucas Cochran, technology correspondent from DAILY PLANET on the Discovery Channel Canada, came to visit DriveSavers. DriveSavers Director of Engineering, Mike Cobb, walked Lucas through recovering the data from his own Samsung phone. Just a few days prior, Lucas had dropped his phone in a pool where it had sat for a […]

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Samsung Offers 2TB SSD for Consumers

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Samsung has doubled the size of its biggest consumer SSDs and is now selling a 2TB solid-state drive for your desktop computer, rivaling the capacity of more traditional spinning hard disk drives. The new 850 Evo ($799.99) comes with a five-year warranty and the 850 Pro SSD ($999.99) has a 10-year warranty. Both were introduced […]

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What Happens to Data After Recovery?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

In every successful data recovery, the recovered contents from the affected drive are copied onto another device, often a hard drive. A new flash drive is appropriate for customers with smaller amounts of recovered data. This “target drive” is what we send to the customer in order to return their recovered data. In an emergency, […]

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7 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Your smartphone–that mini computer that lives in your pocket–deserves the same protection as your personal laptop and work computer does. Use the following guidelines to protect your on-the-go information from hackers and thieves. Use a pin or password to protect your smartphone. Do not share the password with strangers and do not keep the password […]

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Global Reach for Data Breaches

Wednesday, June 03rd, 2015

What really happens to your personal information if it gets swept up in one of those big data breaches that have hit companies like Target, Anthem Health and Sony? Bitglass, a data security company, devised a test to measure what could happen to an individual’s personal data after a breach. Bitglass developed a list of […]

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New Malware Implodes on Detection, Taking Your Data Down

Wednesday, May 06th, 2015

An insidious computer virus that reacts violently when detected—destroying everything onboard—is now on the loose. Researchers from Cisco Systems Talos Group discovered the malware threat, called Rombertik. Like many other threats, this one is made up of particularly virulent code attached to a seemingly innocuous email. The bug is designed to collect everything the user […]

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Reintegrating Your Data After Data Recovery—Getting Back to Normal

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

One of the most challenging aspects of getting data back can be reintegrating it into your computer. If you have a trusted IT professional, we recommend you use their help in this process. Returning to normal will be much easier and more complete if you have not put any new data on the computer. This […]

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Recycle or Reuse?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

After a hard drive is recovered by DriveSavers, our standard practice is to return the equipment to the user. We don’t repair the drives so if they are not working when they come to the lab, they leave in the same condition. When a customer doesn’t want their broken equipment back we degauss it, which […]

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