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Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive an outage?

Can your business get by with an asynchronous backup or must that offsite server be updated by the second to keep the business up and running at all times.

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Spammers expose their entire operation through bad backups

In January, MacKeeper researcher Chris Vickery contacted Salted Hash with an interesting discovery, and with the help of Spamhaus, we were able to fully make sense of the data. What follows is an inside look at a well-known, but...

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20% off APC Back-UPS 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging Port - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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50% off Inateck 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Enclosure Case for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5 Inch SATA HDD SSD - Deal Alert

This 3 port USB 3.0 hub converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5-Inch SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience. setup is tool free and easy to install and disassemble. The built-in foam pad protect hard...

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To pay, or not to pay, that is the ransomware question

The FBI says don’t pay. Should you heed their advice?

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Ransomware 2.0: Anatomy of an emerging multibillion business

What to expect from and how to resist the fastest growing sector of cybercrime in 2017?

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21% off Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - Deal Alert

With no software to install, the Expansion Portable drive is ready to use immediately. Simply attach the USB cable to your computer and you're ready to start sending files.

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Details on 200,000 racing fans exposed by IndyCar

Chris Vickery, a security researcher for MacKeeper, recently discovered an open Rsync server hosting the personal details for at least 200,000 racing fans. The data comes from a now defunct racing forum called DownForce, which closed...

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33% off SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive 32GB for iPhone and iPad - Deal Alert

The perfect companion for your iPhone, the iXpand Flash Drive lets you free up space on your iPhone, back up your camera roll, and even watch videos straight from the drive4. The flexible Lightning connector works with most cases and...

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Free backup tools for your PC

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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Report: Half of ransomware's SMB victims pay up

More than 50 percent of small and midsized businesses have fallen victim to ransomware, and, of those, 48 percent paid a ransom, according to a report released today by Ponemon Institute and Carbonite.

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34% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

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Rsync errors lead to data breach at Canadian ISP, KWIC Internet

Misconfigured Rsync instances across multiple servers has led to a data breach at a Canadian ISP, exposing sensitive information and affecting all of their customers. The ISP, KWIC Internet in Simcoe, Ontario, fixed the problems after...

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8 data storage and recovery tips

Data storage experts share their advice regarding the best ways for small and midsized businesses to protect electronic information.

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Video: Infecting a system with Locky Ransomware

Ransomware is a problem. Businesses, governments, even home users have felt the impact of this malicious criminal enterprise. CSO wanted to demonstrate the speed and devastation that comes with a Ransomware attack, and the only way to...

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Video: How to recover a system from a Ransomware attack

Having a system infected with Ransomware can be a painful and frightening experience for some. However, if you’ve got backups and some time on your hands, it is possible to recover from a Ransomware attack. Here's how you do it.

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In hindsight, preparing for security in 2017

What experts learn from looking back at 2016

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Security leaders hindered by lack of automation to respond to incidents

Vincent Geffray shares insights gained from a new survey assessing the ability of leaders to respond to IT outages and security incidents with suggestions on where to focus for rapid improvement

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