TweetRansomware is not new, as anyone with a reliable electrical supply knows by now. Variants are many. Results are the same. Ransomware encrypts every data file on your computer, rendering them unusable until you pay the ransom demanded by the cyber criminals who infected your computer. The delivery mechanisms are very simply: Infected Continue Reading
TweetIf you are an iPhone user… Your life is probably more complicated than it used to be, And iCloud is to blame. Let’s start by asking some basic questions first: Do you find yourself emailing photos from your phone to your email account just to get the photos on your computer? Are you frustrated trying Continue Reading
TweetSince 2003 or so I have owned and operated my own data recovery (and computer forensics) business. As I have been telling people this entire time, when it comes to hard drives with catastrophic failure, I see more Seagates than any other brand. Period. That continues to be true today. Just this week it was Continue Reading
TweetAs you all may know by now, I try to make a point of documenting avoidable disasters as an educational tool. Today’s complete clusterf*ck comes courtesy of Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade process and was further enhanced by Microsoft “Support” (if you want to call it that). If you don’t want your data to go up Continue Reading
TweetJust Avoid IOS 9 Until Apple Releases a .rev Last week Apple turned their latest IOS update loose on an unsuspecting public with some disastrous results. IOS 9 has caused a massive headache for many users who have decided to take Apple’s advice and update their devices. As of 4 PM last Thursday, roughly 16% Continue Reading
TweetThere are types of damage that result in un-recoverable scenarios. Handle your computer and storage devices with care. This hard drive came out of a laptop computer that was literally beaten to death by a client. No data could possibly be recovered from this drive.
TweetSomething we’ve recently discovered with more computers outfitted with LightScribe drives is corrupted writable CDs as a result. We use CDR disks for our diagnostics and tools in the shop, since the latest (since mid-2008) viruses started infecting USB drives when they were inserted. On three different occasions, we have had every disk inserted into Continue Reading