Online Data Loss – Why Does It Happen?

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Every computer user comes across data loss issues every now and then. But loss of important data can have quite devastating consequences for businesses and financial institutions. That is why small and large organizations employ the latest technologies to ensure that their data is properly backed up.

The use of online storage solutions can be quite effective in minimizing the chances of the occurrence of permanent data losses. However, the only real way to prevent such losses is by using cloud-to-cloud storage solutions to create multiple real time copies of your sensitive data. Continue reading

What Are Virtual Machines Used For?

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A virtual machine is piece of software that functions as a virtual computer. The program runs on the operating system (host OS) installed on your computer and provides the virtual hardware required to run another operating system (guest OS) on the host OS.

The guest OS controls all the virtual resources provided by the virtual machine and runs as if the host OS is not present.

Virtual machines are usually employed to experiment with other operating systems or run programs in an environment that is different from the one your computer’s OS provides. The virtual resources provided by virtual machines include a virtual CPU, network interface, memory, and other important devices that are necessary for the proper functioning of a computer system. Continue reading

How to Deal With Ransomware Attacks

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The increasing frequency of ransomware attacks on hospitals, public utility companies, financial institutions, and various other private and public entities is a major source of concern.

Reports show that ransomware attacks are rapidly on the rise and 2016 saw a 50% increase in ransomware attacks over the previous year.  Continue reading

Why is Cloud–to–Cloud Backup Needed

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The importance of data in the modern business environment cannot be overstated. In today’s digital era, companies deal with large quantities of data on a daily basis.

Conventional data storage systems are expensive and have several other shortcomings that have led businesses across the globe to look for more efficient alternate storage options.

The issues of efficiency and affordability are not factors that have motivated companies to look for better storage options. Data security and integrity are also important elements that compel companies to seek cutting edge technologies to store vital information. Continue reading

CloudBacko Latest v2.7.0.2 Supports Dropbox API v2

CloudBacko v2.7.0.2 is released now. It now supports Dropbox API v2. Users using Dropbox as cloud destination or cloud backup source are recommended to upgrade on or before 28 Jun 2017.

Read the Release Notes of this version at: https://www.cloudbacko.com/en/modals-doc.jsp

Please note that update from v2.1.0.0/v2.2.2.0 to v2.7.0.2 via Software Update is not supported. Users are required to download and upgrade to v2.7.0.2 with CloudBacko installer available at: https://www.cloudbacko.com/download

If you have questions regarding upgrade your existing CloudBacko software to this release, please create a post to our support forum at: http://forum.cloudbacko.com

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7 Quick Facts you must know about WannaCry

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If you did not know ransomware before, you must have at least heard of it by now. On 12 May 2017, a ransomware attack called WannaCry went on a rampage around the world. Experts are calling this incident the biggest cyber attack in history, as WannaCry had infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries in just a single weekend. Victims include Britain’s National Health Service, Nissan Motors, Spain’s Telefónica, FedEx and many more, leading to PCs and data being encrypted and held for ransom.

What is WannaCry, why is it infecting computers worldwide, and how to defend against it? Find out the 7 quick facts you must know now. Continue reading