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Don’t Get Caught by Phishing or Other Email Attacks

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

  A lot of smart people are fooled every day by something that looks genuine, but isn’t! Phishing and malware attacks are designed to take something important from you and profit from the theft. This type of attack is directed at individuals and businesses alike. Remember the big 2013 Target breach? This actually occurred when […]

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Technology Predictions for 2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Technology marches on, but where and how fast will it actually move in 2016 is anybody’s guess. Some of last year’s themes will continue, including a big increase in drone sales, an even greater usage of smart phones, more Internet-connected devices (including wearables and the Internet of Things) plus projected global increases in data hacking. […]

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Don’t Donate Your Data—Avoid Common Mistakes

Wednesday, January 06th, 2016

The weeks immediately following the holidays will see an influx of donations, including electronic devices that store data. If you received a great replacement for a device you’ve been using, you may soon be donating as well. If you plan to donate a computer, smartphone, tablet or any storage device, there are important steps you […]

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STAR TREK Creator Gene Roddenberry’s Long Lost Data Re-materializes with the Help of DriveSavers

Monday, January 04th, 2016

LAS VEGAS—January 4, 2016—DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic services, formally announced today that the company has recovered nearly 200 floppy disks belonging to Star Trek creator—the late Gene Roddenberry. The original Star Trek television program ran from 1966 to 1969. Roddenberry created scripts for the futuristic show on a […]

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Cybercrime Fighting Costs Jump 19 Percent

Monday, January 04th, 2016

Cybercrime is rising, particularly in the United States, pushing up the cost of fighting serious hackers by 19 percent. This increase is staggering, especially when compared to the worldwide average cost increase of 1.9 percent. A recent study by the Ponemon Institute looked at large companies with more than 1,000 employees in seven countries—United States, […]

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Wi-Fi Enabled Children’s Toys: 5 Safety Tips

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

  Now that the holidays are over and every present has been opened and tested, you may want to take a closer look at any new devices in your household. Run an online search for “Wi-Fi enabled children’s toys” and you’ll find pages and pages of tech toys to purchase, from “learning tablets” designed for […]

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Flash Memory Safety Tips for Digital Photographers

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Digital photography offers a fast and convenient way for photographers to accomplish their work. However, with convenience comes the extra task of managing camera cards and unlimited numbers of digital images. Add to the list the very real possibility of a hard drive crash or physically damaged camera card and data recovery becomes a priority. […]

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Holiday Warning: Back Up Now or Call Us Later

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

If your company shuts its data storage systems down during the holidays, be careful that it’s not the last shutdown before a data loss. The Problem with Planned Shutdowns Many companies close their doors for an extended time during the Christmas and/or New Year’s holidays, including some that routinely schedule the last week of the […]

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The Two Dumbest Things You Can Do To A Hard Drive

Friday, December 11th, 2015

It’s a sad fact that all hard drives, every make and every model, will fail. And, it’s even more unfortunate that users keep making the same mistakes as they try to get the data back themselves. Here are two of the most damaging mistakes people can make. The Freezer Trick Doesn’t Work If you search […]

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SSD: What Happens When Connections Fail

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Scenario: Unknown PCB (printed circuit board) Failure A solid-state drive (SSD) is simply a printed circuit board (PCB) with typically 3 basic types of chips soldered to it; DRAM, NAND and a controller (aka the “brain”). Each chip must be perfectly aligned with its specific location on the PCB, and a solid connection must be […]

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