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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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Plenty of companies have boasted an unlimited amount of cloud storage to customers only to come up short. Microsoft’s OneDrive unlimited storage plans were dropped recently, barely a year after the plans began, because, as it turned out, they weren’t able to provide storage for an unlimited amount of data. via Is Unlimited Cloud Storage […]

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He quoted one representative help desk ticket: “Their screen shows an ‘input required’ picture floating around the screen. The keyboard doesn’t work; neither does the mouse. Please help.” Resolution: Turn the computer on. via The dumbest things people say to the IT person, catalogued – Quartz.

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I’ve been questioning “unlimited storage” in Online Backup companies for years. I have always advised RBS’ Partners against offering unlimited plans. This article in Fast Company magazine is the best I’ve ever seen at arguing against unlimited plans, and explaining why they don’t work. It’s a very well done piece with a lot of historical […]

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Every early stage startup has doubters, naysayers, and skeptics. These people will tell you that you can’t do it, that you shouldn’t do it, that you are wasting your time. They will tell you that your idea is stupid and that you are burning your investor’s money. via Four Billion-Dollar Startups That Were Told Their […]

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