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How Long do SSDs Really Last?

Until a couple of years ago, many IT administrators and managers were concerned about the risk of losing valuable data because of a sudden failure. That’s why it took manufacturers a long time to convince the public that SSDs are safe to use, even when handling sensitive data. A NAND Flash chip based SSD is a totally different storage media than the traditional hard disk drive which saves its data …Read More

What to do in Case of Bitcoin Loss Caused by Hardware Failure

So called cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, are all over the news. The enormous increase of more than 1000% in value over the last 12 months and then its 50% decline in the last 3 weeks, made headlines all over the world. Many governments officials, both in the western world as well as in Asia, are concerned and have warned private individuals not to participate in the bitcoin “gold rush.”  However, even …Read More

Always Encrypt your USB Stick when Traveling with Sensitive Information

USB memory sticks have become much smaller, can contain more data, and with USB 3.0, are faster than ever before. But due to their size, USB sticks have a downside: They can be easily lost. My partner recently went on a business trip to the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany, known for its famous churches and the nearby black forest. While having a coffee on the main market square, she …Read More

How to Protect your Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency has been a very hot topic in the news, especially in the last few months. This is due to the fact that these “currencies” have drastically gone up in value, especially in the last six months.  Bitcoin, the digital currency based on blockchain technology, has made a huge increase beginning after July last year with 1 Bitcoin being valued over $20,000 in December. Even though it is now starting …Read More

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) vs. Data Loss

Sometimes marketing experts lead the ordinary computer user (or even IT administrators) in the wrong direction such as with the term Data Loss Prevention (DLP).  When you search the internet for tools that prevent data loss in your system, for example, when you suffer a hardware or software failure, you sometimes see this term on your computer screen. But in contrast to what one might think, this term does not have …Read More