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Mamba ransomware strikes at your whole disk, not just your files

September 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Here’s a new ransomware strain that SophosLabs brought to our attention. It’s named Mamba (Sophos products block it as Troj/Mamba-A and Troj/Mamba-B), after the deadly snake of the same name. The good news is that we’ve not seen Mamba in the wild; it’s not very well-written or reliable; and it’s not entirely clear how the […]

Why Deleted Files Can Be Recovered and How You Can Prevent It

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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When you a delete a file, it isn’t really erased – it continues existing on your hard drive, even after you empty it from the Recycle Bin. This allows you (and other people) to recover files you’ve deleted. If you’re not careful, this will also allow other people to recover your confidential files, even if […]

How to Share Your Computer’s Files With a Virtual Machine

June 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Virtual machines are isolated containers, so the guest operating system in the virtual machine doesn’t have access to your computer’s file system. You’ll have to set up shared folders in a program like VirtualBox or VMware to share files. To help the guest operating system understand what’s going on, virtual machine programs present these shared […]

How to Compress and Extract Files Using the tar Command on Linux

April 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The tar command on Linux is often used to create .tar.gz or .tgz archive files, also called “tarballs.” This command has a large number of options, but you just need to remember a few letters to quickly create archives with tar. The tar command can extract the resulting archives, too. The GNU tar command included with Linux distributions […]

What’s the Best Way to Back Up My Computer?

February 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your computer’s hard drive could fail tomorrow,ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever. Backups don’t have to be hard or confusing, though. You’ve probably heard about countless […]

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