Stolen computer from Greenwood hospital may contain unencrypted patient data

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Here we are in 2014, with operating systems which feature built-in data encryption, and in the news today over on WYFF’s site is a story titled “Hospital: Patient info at risk after laptop is stolen“.  It was just a couple years ago that I wrote on this blog about a similar incident HERE. The long and short of today’s story …

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Spring Cleaning Time – For Your Data!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

It’s that time again!  Time to do some spring cleaning! This is where millions of people spend hours or even days cleaning up their computers.  Wedding mail, files and other data in an attempt to simplify their life and to determine what is to be kept and what should be deleted. I suggest NOT cleaning. Sure, you can ORGANIZE, but …

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Could a judge order you to hand over the keys to your encrypted computer hard drive or flash drive?

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COULD a judge order you to hand over the keys to your encrypted computer hard drive or flash drive? Turns out the answer to this is a definitive “YES”.  And you can bet there is a major outcry by civil rights and privacy groups because a judge has ordered a person to provide an unencrypted hard drive as part of …

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Disk encryption likely to hinder law enforcement efforts

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  We sure did, but we are back at work. While reading an article over on physorg entitled “Research team finds disk encryption foils law enforcement efforts“, I was reminded of conversations from over a dozen years ago with friends in law enforcement about how criminals were using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) to encrypt their …

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Don’t trust those external portable USB hard drives with your important data!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

I’ve posted this before…  External, portable, USB hard drives are convenient to store some data on, but dang it, don’t put everything on one and trust that it is forever and always going to be there for you. These devices use 2.5″ hard drives like you would find in a notebook computer, and while there is nothing wrong with those …

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