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curious_device
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Re: Just back up your data.
curious_device   7/9/2014 3:38:56 AM
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"Security and convenience are inversely proportional."  Data security, browsing security and physical security as well.  Stay safe out there!

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/7/2014 7:22:51 PM
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Youre definitely right, curious, off-line back-up is critical. I suppose I knew that previously, but I needed a slap on the head to make me take action.

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Pubudu   6/27/2014 2:04:53 PM
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Curious, thanks for sharing the link I really did not know the meaning of image backup. 

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Elizabeth M   6/26/2014 8:57:25 AM
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Not a bad idea either, David Cox. People have to come up with new and clever ways to protect data these days!

curious_device
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Re: Just back up your data.
curious_device   6/24/2014 2:51:24 PM
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@fdos: Mirrored facility. Do you mean cloud backup?  If so, then there are four factors. 1) Most cloud backup assumes you are not backing up program data. 2) Restoring the system is more difficult becuase you have to have a working, bootable environment with network access in order to restore your data. 3) It's fun downloading 100+GB of data over your broadband connection and 4) So far, I've only found one cloud backup that supports bulk restore from a date Before Infection (Crashplan).
#4 Is the main one. If they can't let you select the older, uncorrupted backup data, then online backup is worthless if you get nailed by cryptolocker-type malware.

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fdos   6/24/2014 2:09:48 AM
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@curious: Thank you for the link which contained the details but don't you think a mirrored facility would do it better ? Not sure if a mirrored facility would fit into it though

curious_device
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Re: Just back up your data.
curious_device   6/24/2014 12:47:28 AM
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@a.saji: "If by anychance if a disk failure happens, any way of re-setting it ?"

Not reset, but replace the bad drive. If your backup is a bootable image, you swap the bad drive with the backup.
Here's a concise article about PC backup, but the mechanism for backup/restore is different for each OS.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2095481/if-we-show-you-how-to-back-up-your-pc-for-free-will-you-finally-do-it.html

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Re: Just back up your data.
a.saji   6/23/2014 5:08:47 AM
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@curious: If by anychance if a disk failure happens, any way of re-setting it ? 

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fdos   6/23/2014 1:25:37 AM
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@Charles: I feel that you will not be able to wipe out the spammers entirely. Also its good in a way to have spammers since that will point out the loop holes of the systems they are trying to spam  

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Just back up your data.
curious_device   6/22/2014 2:36:17 AM
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Absolutely back up often, into an Off-Line backup device. If some malware doesn't get you, a disk failure will. Online backup generally doesn't help. The only online backup company that can do a bulk restore from a date before the corruption is Crashplan. Still, an offline local backup is your best bet for keeping your data safe.

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