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Fog Computing: Living on the Edge

We live in a connected world where we can control devices such as door locks, thermostats, sprinkler systems, cameras, and lights – all from our mobile devices and thanks to the power of the cloud. We’ve discussed the cloud in detail before, but simply put, it allows us to access and store data over the Internet instead of using local storage and computing.  For many things the cloud is ideal.  …Read More

Looking for the Lost Smartphone

Who has forgotten their smartphone somewhere and been a victim of theft? Unfortunately, these situations can happen. Forgetfulness or theft can deprive us of our beloved phone: not only can it be financially damaging, but also a personal impact due to the loss of our data, like contacts, videos and photos. However, thanks to geolocation technology, there may still be hope of finding it again! How mobile geolocation works There …Read More

Saving Data with Light

The world’s first fully light-based storage chip that can store data permanently was developed by materials scientists at the University of Oxford in collaboration with scientists in Exeter, as well as Karlsruhe and Münster in Germany. The chip built with materials used in rewritable CDs and DVDs could dramatically improve the data transfer speed in modern computers. Today’s computers are slowed down by the relatively slow data transfer between the …Read More

WannaCry Ransomware Hits Computers Massively – What Now?

As many experts have long warned, last Friday it became a reality: Over 220,000 computers were infected by a new strain of Ransomware. The infection affected several British hospitals, Renault-a French car maker, and the German state-owned railroad operator- Deutsche Bahn.  Although a kill switch for the Ransomeware has stopped the spread of this version of ransomware, the fix is only temporary. The WannaCry Ransomware virus, once activated, encrypts files, …Read More

Kroll Ontrack Helps to Eliminate Funding for Ransomware Criminals

Kroll Ontrack helps to eliminate funding for Ransomware criminals.  Kroll Ontrack has developed a set of solutions to restore corporate data fast and eliminate payments in the event of a Ransomware attack. Ransomware is a lucrative crime Payments to Ransomware criminals are expected to reach over one billion dollars in 2017. New attacks are being reported daily and they are not expected to decline anytime in the near future. Anyone …Read More

Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin

In late 2008, an electronic payment system called Bitcoin made its way into the world.  Created by an unidentified programmer (or group of programmers) under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, its main purpose was to allow the ability to securely move the aptly named cryptocurrency, bitcoin, without utilizing a central bank or third-party.  The technology behind Bitcoin is called blockchain, a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered …Read More

What is the Future of SATA and SAS SSDs?

Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become more and more prevalent over the years and are starting to become the norm for home computing devices. They are also now used extensively in enterprise-class systems that rely on data storage that is not only reliable, but able to maintain high data read/write speeds as well. However, as the demand for better performance and reliability increases, so does the need for more modern …Read More

Smart TV Data Recovery

All eyes were on LG’s signature W Oled Smart TVat last year’s CES, one of the major trade shows for consumer electronics and Home Appliances in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The SmartTV was referred to as an “absolute stunner”. Giant screens and the highest definition for viewing have become almost secondary features to the connectivity of the Smart TV- similar to call quality on smartphones. A Smart TV now can replace …Read More

Erase Unwanted Files with Surgical Precision

Many of the articles in this blog are often dedicated to data erasure, but we’ll never get tired of repeating that in our digital age.  Information is the new gold. Remember in the old western movies when bad guys riding horses spent their life in robbing wagons, ending up with chests full of gold bars?  Today, our computers are the chests and the information is the gold.  So, who are …Read More