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June 19, 2018
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 […]
April 13, 2018
Cyberattacks and Data Breaches Banner Under Armor Equifax MyFitnessPal Boeing Uber

Why Do Cyberattacks and Data Breaches Happen, Anyway?

Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, Boeing, UnderArmor, MyFitnessPal, Panera, and even US power plants and gas pipelines. Private sector or public sector, big or small, it seems cyberattacks […]
March 29, 2018

WannaCry and Global Cyber Security Threats: Y2K 2.0?

UPDATE: MARCH 29, 2018 While the initial storm from May 2017 may have long since subsided, WannaCry is still out there, still being passed around by […]
March 27, 2018
AMD Ryzenfall is yet another weakness in the design of modern CPUs.

Ryzenfall: Another Bombshell AMD Vulnerability

Earlier this year, the IT world was rocked by the news that a devastating vulnerability affected just about every Intel processor in use today. Because the […]
February 5, 2018
Peeling the apple to learn more about APFS

7 Things To Know About Apple File System (APFS)

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 […]
January 19, 2018
National Cheese Lover's Month

Your Backup is Swiss Cheese

The moon isn’t made of green cheese. However, the Earth is. Swiss cheese, in fact. In 1990 British psychologists James Reason and Dante Orlandella coined the […]
January 3, 2018

Intel Processor Security Issue – What You Need To Know

New hardware security flaw discovered in last decade of Intel processors Passwords & other sensitive data could be available to hackers Patches available on Linux: forthcoming […]
December 29, 2017
Gillware's "A Christmas Carol"

Gillware’s “A Christmas Carol,” Part Five: The Spirit of Backup

Previous chapter: The Ghost of Hard Drives Yet to Come Listen to the audio version on Soundcloud: Part Five: The Spirit of Backup /The Final Spirit […]
December 28, 2017
Gillware's "A Christmas Carol"

Gillware’s “A Christmas Carol,” Part Four: The Ghost of Hard Drives Yet to Come

Previous chapter: The Ghost of Hard Drives Present Listen to the audio version on Soundcloud: Part Four: The Ghost of Hard Drives Yet to Come/The Third […]
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