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Gillware’s articles feature detailed accounts of just a few of the dozens of data recovery cases our experts and specialists encounter on a daily basis.

December 11, 2017
Layers of security in Fort Knox

3 Things You Must Do to Make Encryption Work for You

New cybersecurity threats seem to pop up on a daily basis. All the encryption in the world doesn’t seem to stop people from hacking into systems […]
December 7, 2017

Dead Hard Drive Contains Bitcoin Wallet

Let’s say you store your Bitcoin wallet on an external hard drive rather than trust third-party wallet storage providers with your money. It’s an understandable choice. […]
December 5, 2017
macOS High Sierra

Top 3 Things to Do Before Upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Our data recovery experts know computers backward, forward, inside and out. We have to. In this post, our Mac data recovery expert Charles talks a bit […]
November 28, 2017
mac data recovery

Top 3 Mac Nightmares

At Gillware, we’ve heard all the stories when it comes to computer failure: You dropped your MacBook or spilled coffee all over the keyboard. You left […]
November 10, 2017
HP hardware diagnostic "short DST failed" error message

Short DST Failed! Disk Self Testing: The Long and Short of It

What happens when I have a short DST failure? What does it mean when my computer says that a hard drive short DST check failed? Is […]
October 26, 2017
Two-factor authentication or 2FA adds another layer of security to your password-protected data.

The Password Switch: How Safe is Your Cyberspace with Two-Factor Authentication?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. New cyber threats are emerging all the time, and it’s up to you to keep up to date on […]
October 20, 2017
Microwaves can help hard drives hold more data... but not microwave ovens!

MAMR: The Future of Ultra-High-Capacity Hard Disk Drives

Hard drives have come a long way over the past six decades. The first hard drives were the size of refrigerators; they had record-sized platters capable […]
October 9, 2017
Is this your MacBook? No.

EFI Firmware: Not So Firm? Gillware’s Take on Apple’s Firmware Issues

Over the past two weeks, the infosec (information security) and Apple community have been shocked by the discovery that, according to research performed by Duo Labs […]
June 9, 2017

From IT startup to 50 employees – Interview with Brian Gill – Part One

I was making an amazing living as a software architect for some really boring stuff like insurance payment systems and cheese databases. I was bored out of […]
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