When you remove something on your computer hard drive, it’s not really gone, just inaccessible through the normal user interface. To really get rid of it, you’ll need specialized software that overwrites the deleted data multiple times. Also, keeping your old drives in storage instead of throwing or giving them away will also lower your […]
When you upgrade your phone or computer, be sure to complete a thorough data cleanse of your old ones. Performing a factory reset isn’t sufficient to wipe all information from a device. Instead, invest in a dedicated program or app that will truly clear your personal data and account information from a device. This is […]
If you use an external HDD for backup, be mindful of it’s lifespan, it won’t last forever. HDD failure rates rise abruptly in the fourth year and beyond, so if you’re wary of losing a key backup, make sure to have other drives in the mix and/or use a cloud-based backup solution.
One of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats is Ransomware, because its harm is so hard to fix. Your choices end up being; paying a ransom that won’t even guarantee safe return of your data, or possibly losing that information forever. Use local and cloud backup that can help by giving you full backup copies to […]
It’s best practice to backup your most important data before any updates. If there should be a technical malfunction during the upgrade, you will at least have a backup to fall back on. An additional advantage is that you are at less risk when you update your applications and operating systems.
Data can be lost in many ways including ransomware, malware, computer malfunctions, viruses, and accidental deletion. Use electronic and physical back-ups or copies of your most important files. Best practice is to also use an online backup tool as an added layer of security to keep your important documents safe.
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