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Large UK companies are amongst the hardest hit by ransomware in western countries according to a new report commissioned by Malwarebytes. The report found that more than half of large firms had been affected—and that nine percent had been left “entirely unable to operate.” via More than half of UK firms have been hit by […]

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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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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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Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in “alarming” numbers, say security researchers. There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software. Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run ransomware campaigns. The rise is driven by the money thieves make with […]

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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 can’t compete with unlimited backup plans. … and you shouldn’t try, because neither can anyone else. Unlimited data backup plans, priced at some minimal fee of just a couple of dollars a month or around $50 per year, have been “a thing” for a while. The advent of cloud storage and the relatively low […]

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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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Lenovo has fixed vulnerabilities in ShareIT that it created by using the sort of password that a dog would use. This is woeful, head-in-the-hands stuff and follows a recent publication of the most rubbish passwords out there. A password that Lenovo was using as a default is third on the list. It is ‘12345678’, which […]

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