Back Up Your Tax Data Before It’s Too Late

By | April 6th, 2017
Backup Your Tax Data

Just filing taxes can be stressful enough. The last thing you need is a hassle with the IRS or your state’s Department of Revenue because you’ve lost or misplaced necessary paperwork. So how long should you keep your tax records? The IRS recommends you keep records for up to 7 years. Don’t let data insecurity….

All About Backblaze’s USB Hard Drive Restore

By | February 23rd, 2017

When you use Backblaze Computer Backup to back up your data to Backblaze it is first encrypted on your PC or Mac, transmitted using encryption, and stored encrypted in the Backblaze cloud. When the time comes for you to restore those files you may decide you don’t want to do that online. After all, it….

Groups Helps You Manage Family Backup

By | January 24th, 2017

Being responsible for your family’s IT needs can feel burdensome. We’ve made it easier for you to manage all of your family’s backups in one place. Presenting Groups, a new feature that works with two computers or 200 (or 1,000…what you’re doing with 1,000 computers is an issue for a different post). Groups helps you….

Backup 101: iCloud Sync and Backblaze Backup

By | November 29th, 2016
iCloud and Backblaze

Apple’s iCloud gives Mac and iPhone users an easy way to sync data between devices. Now more than ever Apple is blurring the line between sync and backup, but don’t mistake iCloud for a true backup solution like Backblaze. Let me say at the outset that this isn’t a warning against using iCloud. I use….

Five Mistakes Everyone Makes With Cloud Backup

By | November 4th, 2016
Five Mistakes Everyone Makes With Cloud Backup

Cloud-based storage and file sync services are ubiquitous: Everywhere we turn new services pop up (and often shut down), promising free or low-cost storage of everything and anything on our computers and mobile devices. When you depend on the cloud it’s very easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. Don’t. Here are….

How to Back Up your Windows Server with B2 and CloudBerry

By | July 26th, 2016
B2 and Cloudberry

Windows servers can present all sorts of management complexities. However, backing up to the cloud doesn’t have to be one of them. Thanks to CloudBerry’s integration with Backblaze B2, you can back up your Windows server to the cloud safely, securely and for up to 75 percent less than Amazon S3 and similar services. Here’s….

Today Show: Cryptolocker Continues To Hold Data Hostage

By | June 19th, 2014

Last October we wrote a blog post about a new piece of ransomeware called Cryptolocker. At the time it was a relatively new virus, and was not yet affecting as many people as it is now. As of March, Geek.com reports that Cryptolocker’s “… masterminds have raked in somewhere in the neigborhood of $30 million,….

Recent Malware Forcing Victims to Pay For Data Retrieval

By | October 18th, 2013

Lately, Backblaze has been seeing a few reports stating that a very specific type of ransomware, known as CryptoLocker, that takes control of a victim’s computer and holds it hostage until that victim pays to get it removed. It is known as ransomware because if Cryptolocker is not paid within a specific timeframe, it will….