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A U.S. government interagency report indicates that there has been a 300 percent increase in the daily ransomware attacks in 2016 as compared to 2015. Ransomware is malicious software that, when introduced into a system, gives a hacker access to the user’s system, and the ability to encrypt data and hold it hostage until payment […]

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There’s a new form of ransomware—apparently built by amateurs—that takes your money but deletes your personal files anyway. Security research firm Talos recently published a blog post about a new form of malware dubbed Ranscam. This ransomware follows the basic premise of previous variants. It claims your files have been encrypted, and thus inaccessible to […]

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The global backup as a service market to grow at a CAGR of 27.5% during the period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global backup as a service market for 2016-2020 This report considers revenue generated from backup services offered on cloud platforms. The services from online backup […]

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Remote Backup Systems, developer of RBackup Online Backup software, is announcing a change to our licensing model effective today. Our new licensing module will provide licenses for endpoints at one license per endpoint, and twice as many licenses as before for servers. The previous model assigned different numbers of licenses to different versions of endpoints. […]

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  The National Hurricane Center at NOAA has predicted an “average” hurricane season for the Western Hemisphere, with the first named storm already here. Your Online Backup Hot Site is available through the Partner’s Portal. RBS Emergency Hot Site Servers are available at no charge for RBS Partners with active Maintenance Subscriptions whenever a natural […]

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I’ve been studying Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) to see how we can use it in our business here at RBS. Studies I’ve read seem to indicate that MSPs use LinedIn, but they are not clear on exactly how you use it. Personally, I don’t interact much on LinkedIn. If someone asks me to connect, […]

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You know what, I love new gadgets that solve pesky problems, and this thing could save you a lot of time and travel to customer sites, the data center, and your mom’s house. But go see your mom anyway… When Your Internet Goes Out, This Smart Plug Resets Your Router Until It Works Again via […]

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By now everyone should have heard about Cryptolocker and other “ransomeware” that can infect computers, encrypting files and then demanding a ransom in BitCoins to decrypt them. The news is full of articles about how corporate, personal, hospital and even police networks have been infected and held for ransom. This potential hack will use Microsoft's DevCon utility to disable and enable local backup drives at will, hopefully protecting them from ransomware.

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