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Large store ruins man’s life after he bought a phone in for repair.

I know that many of our clients and potential clients are lured by the promises of “cheap” technology consulting by some of the larger chains. Claims such as “We’ll rid your computer of viruses for only $49” sound great. Especially considering that it can take us several hours to do a thorough job.

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Retrieving data from a dead windows laptop hard drive with an external USB HD enclosure

As our population of windows laptops ages, we are seeing an increasing number that are failing to boot with blue screens.

  1. In many cases, the data is still intact. The issue is either a hardware failure or that Windows became corrupted.

An external USB enclosure can make the retrieval of your data a whole lot easier. The first thing is that you need to determine which style of enclosure you will need. Our experience has been that most laptops that are 4 or 5 years old are newer will fit in a 3.5 inch SATA enclosure.

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Great Book on Computer Security AND it’s easy to read

Here is a great book that will help beginners understand computer security. The book is about 30 years old but the information in it is still relevant.

Clifford Stohl is a Berkley Astronomy Professor who found a hacker entering his system. The book details some of the ways that the hacker was able to gain access.

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