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How did the Equation group virus get on to our hard drives?

A report released by Kaspersky Lab last week detailing a shadowy organisation they call “Equation” has sent shockwaves through the security community. According to Kaspersky’s findings, millions of PCs have been “infected” with a form of malware, which affects the BIOS built into the physical hardware. Unlike most computer viruses however, there is no way to remove the Equation malware because it loaded before any operating system can be booted. …Read More

3 quick tips to remember when purchasing an external hard drive

Anyone thinking about buying themselves a secure and reliable external hard drive will probably go for an SED (Self-Encrypting Drive). These drives have the option of setting a password to be entered in order to access the data stored within. Bear in mind that the data on the disk is encrypted even when no password has been set. Even if a malicious program attempts bypass the protection to gain access to …Read More