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Data Recovery

What Sets the Data Recovery Expert Apart from the Computer Forensics Expert?

There are big differences between the data recovery specialist and the computer forensics professions, but there are many things in common. Both look for data that cannot be retrieved because of an accident or by a person’s own initiative. The data recovery specialist receives a storage medium from the client (in the case of larger RAID units, they may need to work via the internet or directly on-site) with the …Read More

How Long do SSDs Really Last?

Until a couple of years ago, many IT administrators and managers were concerned about the risk of losing valuable data because of a sudden failure. That’s why it took manufacturers a long time to convince the public that SSDs are safe to use, even when handling sensitive data. A NAND Flash chip based SSD is a totally different storage media than the traditional hard disk drive which saves its data …Read More

What to do in Case of Bitcoin Loss Caused by Hardware Failure

So called cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, are all over the news. The enormous increase of more than 1000% in value over the last 12 months and then its 50% decline in the last 3 weeks, made headlines all over the world. Many governments officials, both in the western world as well as in Asia, are concerned and have warned private individuals not to participate in the bitcoin “gold rush.”  However, even …Read More

Always Encrypt your USB Stick when Traveling with Sensitive Information

USB memory sticks have become much smaller, can contain more data, and with USB 3.0, are faster than ever before. But due to their size, USB sticks have a downside: They can be easily lost. My partner recently went on a business trip to the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany, known for its famous churches and the nearby black forest. While having a coffee on the main market square, she …Read More

How to Protect your Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency has been a very hot topic in the news, especially in the last few months. This is due to the fact that these “currencies” have drastically gone up in value, especially in the last six months.  Bitcoin, the digital currency based on blockchain technology, has made a huge increase beginning after July last year with 1 Bitcoin being valued over $20,000 in December. Even though it is now starting …Read More