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Advice for Recovery from a Ransomware Attack

Posted by Alexandra Plummer on

Ransomware is a serious threat for all computer users. This malware encrypts user's data using a private key, preventing them from having access to their data until a ransom is paid; this ransom is usually in the form of Bitcoins. Once the ransom is paid, the attacker will use the private key to decrypt the user's data files; but this is all done at the attacker's leisure. The victim has to trust that the attacker will unlock the files.  Recovery from a Ransomware attack is possible but it requires some forward thinking and preparation: - Have a backup of all documents...

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Alphacool Eisbaer 360

Posted by Alexandra Plummer on

Unlike other CPU coolers, the Eisbaer 360 AIO liquid cooler allows you to expand the loop simply with a disconnect fitting – no draining or disassembly required. With this disconnect fitting (standard G1/4 fittings), you have the flexibility of adding thicker hoses or tubing for future customizability. You can also replenish coolant given the fill ports on top of the pump. The Eisbaer 360 has a 360mm copper radiator unlike its closed-loop counterparts that have aluminum radiators, giving it superior performance. The built-in pump can also power up to 12V and a speed of 2,600rpm. The Eisbaer 360 works by...

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The Detachable Mic - Antlion Audion ModMic 5

Posted by Alexandra Plummer on

Antlion Audio’s Mod Mic 5 is a detachable mic that allows users to attach it to any pair of headphones with its magnetic capabilities. Users would not have to buy a gaming headset or feel forced to deal with the often low audio quality of gaming headsets compared to stand-alone headphones. This is an innovative approach to the need for a high-end gaming mic. The ModMic 5 has combined the omnidirectional and unidirectional mics into one capsule and a switch to toggle between them. The ModMic 5 also has a removable mute switch between the boom’s mic short cable and...

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LEPA's Light Show - LEPA NEOllusion

Posted by Alexandra Plummer on

Over the years RGB LED lights have made system builds visually and aesthetically appealing. They give your system a unique, almost futuristic look that creates the ambiance for gaming or themed setup. Built into the most transparent part of the system – the CPU cooler allows these lights to be visible. LEPA’s new NEOllusion air cooler has RGB LEDs on the top and bottom of the heatsink and in the logo. The lights can also be remotely controlled for user selection of 16 colours and effects. The NEOllusion air cooler has a 120mm fan, however with no LEDs; providing a...

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The Sleek and Powerful Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB

Posted by Alexandra Plummer on

SATA may seem like something of the past however, 6Gbps SATA SSDs are faster and more affordable than ever before. Take the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB for instance. To start, it’s $195.Take for comparison, when SSDs were initially introduced they were roughly $500 for only about 120GB. With the OCZ VX500 you get more than 4X the space and about 60% down in price. OCZ uses the Toshiba MLC NAND which gives it remarkable endurance. The OCZ VX500 model in particular, when tested on CrystalDiskMark and AS-SSD has an unsurprising TBW rating of 296TB and impressive performance given demanding workloads....

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