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Cloud ComputingCloud storage is growing among businesses but there are certain things you must know about your storage company to get the write coverage to protect your data.

Companies everywhere are quickly learning about the revolutionary storage method for their data.

Cloud computing services are a cost-effective and convenient way of storing one’s data without having to invest in sometimes costly external hard drives.

Further, there is an infinite amount of storage so you never have to instruct your employees that they have to delete older files to make room for new ones.  Another advantage of this type of storage solution is that you are able to access the data at any computer or device with internet capability.  Although using cloud has many positives, you still need to be concerned about whether or not your data is safe. Continue reading

Edward SnowdenU.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that is specialized in electronic intelligence, and its British colleges – the Office of Government Communications (OGS) – have developed special techniques that allow them to break in almost all currently used in Internet encryption standards. The documents that former NSA intelligence officer Edward Snowden sent to the New York Times and the Guardian proved that information.

The New York Times informs that the intelligence agencies have an access to trade secrets and private correspondence on the internet in many companies around the world due to the decryption methods. NSA uses supercomputers to crack the cipher, and the agency hires the highly skilled hackers.

On request from NSA some U.S. and foreign companies produce special computer hardware and software that is vulnerable to hacking by the security services. The New York Times points out that the U.S. spends $250 million annually on the development of methods of deciphering. “Since 2000, when the Internet began to receive widespread encryption, billions of dollars have been spent on these purposes,” – informed the source. Continue reading

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