With Graham incapacitated, we drag an episode out from the archives. In this special “splinter” episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast from September 2017 we tackle the tricky subject of backups – when did you last backup your data? how and what should you backup? and where should you store them?
Lots of questions and Graham gets to do his Tina Turner impression.
All this and more is discussed in this edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.
You cannot trust the likes of Myspace to look after your data securely. Use internet services to archive your content if you wish, but you’d be wise to have your own backup too.
There will be many angry customers of VFEmail who will be distraught at the thought that years’ worth of irreplaceable personal and business correspondence may have been wiped out. It’s understandable that some might turn their fury towards VFEmail.
But VFEmail is a victim too.
When did you last backup your data? How and what should you backup? And where should you store them?
All is revealed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Vamarzis.
Consumers who use a Western Digital My Cloud for data backups should unplug their units for the time being due to a series of unpatched vulnerabilities.
David Bisson reports.
With ransomware running amok, backups have never been more important.
David Bisson describes a strategy for safely backing up your data, and testing that your backup works.
The Internet Archive, which stores copies of billions of webpages, is planning to backup its data to Canada… just in case.
Backups make sense. Sensible people make backups.
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In late September, when Apple released iOS 10, it also took a dramatic step back in at least one aspect of iPhone and iPad security.
Now it’s trying to make things 1000 times better.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Password cracking a local iTunes backup is now 2,500 faster than with iOS 9, claims Russian firm.
Carbonite is the latest firm to have issued a warning that hackers are attempting to break into its customers’ accounts, and are prompting all users to change their passwords as a result.
In pure economic terms, the authors of the 7ev3n ransomware may have overpriced their product. Backups will cost you less than falling victim to an attack.
Bob Covello reports.
Call me “chicken” if you like, but I’m not rushing to install Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, which was just released by Apple.
Because, like any major software upgrade, there are bound to be problems…
After computers in Germany became infected with the notorious Conficker worm, 170 of them were disposed of and replaced with new equipment at the taxpayers’ expense.
Wouldn’t it have been easier (and cheaper) to have wiped the drives and restored from…
The “Toy Story 2” movie was nearly lost forever because of failing backup software.
Watch the video to find out the story, and how the classic animated movie was recovered.