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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
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,….
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….