Today is World Backup Day! If you aren’t backing up your computer weekly (ideally every day), then chances are you WILL loose some of your data in the future. Instead of coming to see us when your hard drive dies, check out this website for more information on how to backup your important files: http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/. If it’s already too late and you need your data recovered, jump over to $300 Data Recovery’s website for more information on how we can affordably help recover your data.
We are in the age where most of the world’s information is in digital form, all encoded as little 1’s and 0’s firing in circuit boards. So how much of this information ever makes it out of the digital world into our physical one? According to a recent study by UC Berkeley scientists, only about 7% of information in the digital world ever leaves. This means most of the world’s information exists solely in the digital realm.
Many people out there might like for this information to stay digital. Those who commit cyber-crimes use a number of methods to cover their traces, such as giving important files obscure names and moving them to a hard to find location. While this seems like an easy solution for digital investigators, time and legal restraints can make finding and extracting these files challenging.
A cyber criminal can simply change a file name or location or delete files. Deleted files can often be retrieved from the Recycle Bin, or if the Recycle Bin has been cleared, using other investigative methods. Even formatted drives can be recovered depending on the thoroughness with which the drive was formatted. It is important for investigators to pay attention to hidden and inaccessible files as these commonly contain useful evidence. When very determined, a criminal can physically destroy a drive, which if done successfully there can be no recourse for.
The digital realm is a vast one with lots of nooks and crannies for information to hide in, but computer security experts are tenacious and will always be trying to keep up with protection methods.
After heavy consideration DriveFish is proud to announce its choice for our recommended online backup solution. Mozy! We looked at all of the heavy players in the industry and Mozy stood heads above the rest. Their software is easy to use, works with Mac and PC, they have great customer support and best of all, they allow you to use 2 gigabytes of backup for FREE. No credit cards, no trial period. Free. We like that. If you need more space or need to backup exchange mail or the like, they have great prices – starting at just 50 cents per gigabyte!
Take it from us – the external hard drive you are backing up on now is just as likely to fail as your system drives. Even RAID isnt fail proof. The only 100% sure method of backing up is doing it remotely with a reputable company like Mozy who keeps your data encrypted and mirrored. Restoring data if lost is a snap! Simply click the Mozy logo below to get signed up – its quick, easy, inexpensive and solid. You can thank us later!