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Linux Mint Hack Highlights Risk Balance

Following the Linux Mint hacking scandal? Both sides have a point. The answer is not absolute.

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Deleting Hard Drive Data (Files)

Previously, I wrote about how to permanently delete magnetic data. Nobody uses removable magnetic media anymore, so I thought it’s time to outline the same procedure using internal or USB drives.

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Windows 10 Licenses Your Hardware

I’ve been running Windows XP, Mac OSX, and Linux. I am trying Windows 10 without upgrading from anything and it appears to be free without activation for some period of time. Skip all the upgrade chatter. Instead, I downloaded a … Continue reading

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Drive Appears Unformatted Only When on External USB Cable

Strange happenings in the computer lab. It appears my external USB cable makes hard drives appear unformatted even though they work fine when installed internally.

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False Safety in Cloud Computing

In the WSJ today, an article appeared, titled, “Seeking Safety in Clouds“.  Basically, small and medium businesses are flocking to cloud computing or outsourced IT solutions for data security and integrity.  News for you all: the risks are not better … Continue reading

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