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Meltdown and Spectre

Should You Worry About Meltdown and Spectre?

### Updated – 1/17/2018 

More recent news about Meltdown and two variants of Spectre have caused some confusion. After first saying that the second variant of Spectre would not affect their CPUs, AMD is now releasing a patch through computer and motherboard manufacturers. While the AMD patches should be available next week for their newest processors, they will be slower to release them for older processors. 

Intel last week confirmed that its firmware patches for the CPU flaws have been causing a higher number of reboots on Broadwell and Haswell chips. The company had reportedly told its datacenter customers to hold off on applying the patch due to the errors. 

Microsoft is withholding its patch for Meltdown for computers that have certain anti-virus software due to installation failure. Follow up with your anti-virus software vendor for more information.

To find out if your computer has been patched, you can download  InSpectre, a  simple tool made by Gibson Research that detects if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre. If it is, continue checking with your antivirus software and computer manufacturer to find when they will be releasing patches and continue to keep your anti-virus signatures updated. ###

The CPU flaws, Meltdown and Spectre have caused a tremendous amount of anxiety in the computer industry. But If you are an average, everyday computer user, you don’t have much to worry about. So far, the vulnerabilities have not been exploited. More than likely, your computer has already received the updates that will protect you.

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Internet Failover

Internet Failover Strategies for Small Business

Cloud service providers can easily outperform small businesses in systems availability and data protection. By using cloud applications and storage, small businesses can reduce their IT costs, ramp up new capacity easily, and increase their systems reliability. That is, as long as they can stay connected to the Internet. By using an Internet failover system, small businesses can remove that single point of failure in their cloud computing strategy.

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Sync your Cloud with CloudHQ

By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer 

What if you could have two months to backup your Gmail to Microsoft OneDrive, and your SharePoint files to Dropbox, so you could put your BaseCamp files on your Google Drive? You could make sure you had room to backup your Evernote files to OneDrive and around again but asynchronous instead of bisynchronous this time. 

If you could bet a $5 Trifecta, three horse box, full wheel at Keeneland, it would cost you… Nevermind. They’ll tell you at the window. Might come in big though!

Please forgive me but, calculating, prestidigitating, and creating a big lead-in graphic, were all sacrificed for the sake of expedience. 

CloudHQ is the eel’s hips baby!

At least until your time runs out…
But until then, you can sync up to 10GB with 3 synced pairs for a trial period of up to 62 days, by doing this:

Post to Facebook, LinkedIn, Tweet and Invite for 8GB more and 62 days!


When your time runs out, you can remain on the free version, but it allows only one sync pair and is limited to fifty files. 

If you would like to continue the sevice, three synced pair and unlimited files will cost you ten bucks ($9.90) a month. You can have 10 synced pair and unlimited files for $11.90 a month (or 3 for $99/yr, 10 for $119/yr).

The business plan allows 10 synced pair plus administration from your Google Apps domain or Box org. It is $29.90/mo, or $299/yr.

Ok, enough math. Pshew! Let’s watch a movie.Yea!!

 

Ok, back to the math

But it’s good math this time. You can swap up to 10GB of stuff betwixt and between three synchronized partners for 62 days. 

If you’re hooked after that, ante up the appropriate fee. If not, the amount of storage on your cloud services doesn’t change, and the data that CloudHQ synced to them, stays put.

Synchronizable Cloud Services:

CloudHQ Syncs Them All!

If you want to know more about CloudHQ, make the jump ~

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