Computer Security Watch – Feb 19, 2014 With SSD Vs HDD

Super Speedy SSD!
 
Today’s Top Threat
DoctorPC
DoctorPC is a potentially unwanted program that masquerades as a program that tells you there are programs and files slowing down your PC. They will want you to pay for their service, the real issue is that it won’t fix anything and you will be out the money.

Today’s Top Stories
Smaller Businesses Have Become Cybercriminals’ Favorite Targets
“If you take a moment to think like cybercriminals do, you will start to see why smaller businesses and non-profits have become their favorite targets.
Though they tend to be more sophisticated than “smash-and-grab” robbers, cybercrooks are looking for the easiest way to rip off valuable digital data. They want to attack “low-hanging fruit,” which in the Internet world now means the least protected data and assets from smaller businesses—that, generally, have little or no security expertise on staff.”
More at: http://blog.trendmicro.com/smaller-businesses-become-cybercriminals-favorite-targets/

The SSD Advantage
  By now you have likely heard of the term SSD, which stands for Solid State Drive and replaced the traditional old school spinning platter hard drive. The old school hard drives used a spinning platter and wrote and read the data based on the speed the hard drive could locate the data spinning on that drive, so ideally the faster the RPM the faster your drive. With  

  SSD’s we are non-moving memory system, that effectively acts like a USB drive, but much more powerful and bigger.
The upside of the new technology is it is fast, and I mean very fast. Often times we see a performance of 30% or better on the PC, and will cut the average boot up time from 40 seconds down to 22. The downside is that they are still costly and get to be very costly at larger sizes, normal SSD come in only 512 gb, where standard drives are 2 TB. Another handy upside is that the SSD is extremely quiet due to the lack of moving parts. A SSD actually draws less power from your system as well.

If you are interested in an SSD, give us a call.

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