Linked – The Beginner’s Guide to PC Backup
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Linked – The Beginner’s Guide to PC Backup

I’ve written plenty of times about the importance of backups, multiple backups even. If you know you need to backup, but aren’t sure where to begin, you could do worse that take a look at the options here and start backing up your important data. Seriously, now, before a hard drive crash, malware infection, or…

Data Visualized
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Linked – The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away

WHEN THE BOTNET named Mirai first appeared in September, it announced its existence with dramatic flair. After flooding a prominent security journalist’s website with traffic from zombie Internet of Things devices, it managed to make much of the internet unavailable for millions of people by overwhelming Dyn, a company that provides a significant portion of…

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Linked – Police forces ‘overwhelmed’ by digital evidence, watchdog finds

“Some police forces in England and Wales risk being “overwhelmed” by the volume of digital evidence being collected, the police watchdog has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary said many forces had a “significant gap” in digital skills. It said there were sometimes “unacceptable delays” in basic tasks like getting data off a mobile phone….

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Linked – Ransomware is Booming – and We’re Paying the Piper

“As a Wall Street Journal blog reported, ransomware has exploded, the attacks more sophisticated as hackers are encouraged by the percentage of victim who pay the ransom. Insurance underwriter Beazley released a report last Thursday in which it said ransomware attacks will be four times higher in 2016 than last year. Sadly, hackers don’t need…