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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Mounting an RBackup VHD File with VirtualBox RBackup can create a full disk image of a hard drive. The “image” is a file that ends in “.VHD” and is stored in the Image Backup Location as defined in the Schedule screen on the RBackup Endpoint software when the “Full Image Backup” backup set is selected […]

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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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