The Importance of Backing Up Your Files! (AND How To Do It!)Written by Ronald Dunn
As a Newsletter Publisher, I receive many questions. One of questions I receive most, though, is in regards to backing up your files, specifically, your web site.
Backing up your web pages should be no problem. The average web page is 30-40 KB, although I did see one that was actually 700 KB. That is a LARGE page. Too large! However, those will fit on a floppy without any problem.
The problem is your .exe, .pdf, etc. files. These can be and often are larger than what a standard floppy can hold.
There are a number of software programs that can help.
1. Power Archiver:
With a modern easy-to-use interface, PowerArchiver provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. This downloads in a self-extractable .exe format and is shareware. It costs $19.95 to get registered version. Check it out here: http://www.powerarchiver.com/
WinZip brings convenience of Windows to use of Zip files and other compression formats. The optional wizard interface makes zipping and unzipping easier than ever. This downloads in a self-extractable .exe format and is free. A single-User License costs $29.00. Get it here: http://www.winzip.com opthema/
In some cases, you will have a problem installing Ver. 8.1. If you receive an error message similar to following: "WinZip Self-Extractor unable to create a temporary folder to extract to. etc.", do not give up hope. There appears to be a problem with newer version. You can download older version from me. Just click here: http://TheChristianMarketer.com/files/winzip70.exe
The best of best! Using WinRAR puts you ahead of crowd when it comes to compression by consistently making smaller archives than competition. You can download an evaluation copy or purchase a registered version for $29 http://www.rarsoft.com/
YOUR PRIVACY EXPOSED! Computer Forensics International uncovers secrets about recycled hard drives Written by Stacey Kumagai
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stacey Kumagai, Media Relations Phone: 818/506-8675; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR PRIVACY EXPOSED! Computer Forensics International uncovers secrets about recycled hard drives
Los Angeles, CA --- Privacy is essential in both personal and professional business. But recently, privately held computer evidence recovery firm, Computer Forensics International (CFI) President, Mark McLaughlin & staff discovered a nationwide pattern of privacy violations found on recycled hard drives randomly purchased from major metropolitan thrift stores and on Internet.
Undeleted files were found containing personal previous owner/activities information including legal transcripts, credit card and social security numbers, address books, emails and financial information/investment records for a “who’s who” list of major executives, politicians and celebrities!
“Using EnCase, widely accepted forensic analysis software, our examiners found drives showed no evidence previous owners deleted sensitive data, making it easily retrievable,” says McLaughlin. Fortunately, these drives landed in CFI’s hands, instead of individuals with unlawful intent. To close privacy loop, each hard drive was permanently destroyed.
“So much focus has been placed on Internet security, that properly recycling computers containing personal information has been overlooked. With increased personal identity theft, permanently deleting data should be a priority. When recycling used computers, management must insure hard drives are wiped clean. Merely reformatting a hard drive, does not permanently delete information,” explains McLaughlin.