How To Keep Safe Online: Disable Java

Keep safe online: I strongly recommend disabling Java plugins in your web browser and consider uninstalling Java altogether. While this is more of an issue on Windows computers for the time being, Linux and Apple iOS users should also take action because Java based vulerabilities are easily redirected to attack any platform.

A recent . . . → Read More: How To Keep Safe Online: Disable Java

Leaping from Windows XP ThinkPad to Bodhi Linux

Finally switched my ageing laptop from Windows XP to Linux…

Initial impressions good:– faster shut-down (almost instant)– faster boot– faster login– faster all round.. and not just a little. It is a LOT faster at everything. I haven’t yet had a chance to sit back and sigh impatiently. On Windows XP I was generally . . . → Read More: Leaping from Windows XP ThinkPad to Bodhi Linux

Free Encrypted Online Backup, File Sharing & Synchronisation

At last, privacy and security are being addressed in the cloud.

SpiderOak are late to the party, but their solution is best of breed in my opinion, and early landgrabbers like DropBox and Syncplicity (amongst others) should be quaking in their boots. By the way, all these services offer useful amounts of free storage, . . . → Read More: Free Encrypted Online Backup, File Sharing & Synchronisation

Backups: Is your data secure? What if your disk failed today?

I use a Linux server for to store all my backups, but today it sent me an email saying “disk failed.”

Panic!

No need, no need. Or should I say “keep calm and carry on”, because my backup server is a “RAID” system, phew! Using a RAID system means I can take the broken . . . → Read More: Backups: Is your data secure? What if your disk failed today?