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Apple Is Finally Encrypting iCloud Backups

Schneier on Security

After way too many years, Apple is finally encrypting iCloud backups : Based on a screenshot from Apple, these categories are covered when you flip on Advanced Data Protection: device backups, messages backups, iCloud Drive, Notes, Photos, Reminders, Safari bookmarks, Siri Shortcuts, Voice Memos, and Wallet Passes.

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Follow the 3-2-1 Rules of Data Backups

Adam Levin

Backups are inherently fallible, and can fall prey to malware, ransomware, power surges, and hardware failure. The only way to make sure your data is truly secured is by having backups of your backups. Any backup strategy needs to keep worst-case scenarios in mind by using at least two different types of storage.

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Don’t Wanna Pay Ransom Gangs? Test Your Backups.

Krebs on Security

Browse the comments on virtually any story about a ransomware attack and you will almost surely encounter the view that the victim organization could have avoided paying their extortionists if only they’d had proper data backups. “It can be [that they] have 50 petabytes of backups … but it’s in a … facility 30 miles away.…

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Now ransomware hackers targeting backups for ransom pay assurance

CyberSecurity Insiders

A new study conducted by Veeam Software claims that hackers have shifted their focus towards backup storage appliances, as they provide assurance that the victim will definitely pay the demanded ransom amount. Instead, it is better to invest in technologies that offer on-site and off-site backup appliances, as well as cloud resources.

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Top 5 best backup practices

Tech Republic Security

Give yourself peace of mind by implementing a new backup strategy with our tips. The post Top 5 best backup practices appeared first on TechRepublic.

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2023 Predictions for Storage and Backup Ransomware

CyberSecurity Insiders

Many of these attacks took advantage of known vulnerabilities and security misconfigurations in storage and backup systems. And backup and storage systems are rife with unpatched CVEs. Slow Gains on Storage and Backup Security. Make it extremely difficult to tamper with backups and exfiltrate data.

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Secure your email with this top-rated backup service

Tech Republic Security

Mail Backup X is the ultimate solution to protect your email from corruptions and crashes. The post Secure your email with this top-rated backup service appeared first on TechRepublic.

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