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The Best External Hard Drive for a Small Business

Running out of disk space on your computer when you most need it is frustrating, to say the least. And these days it doesn’t take long to run out of space. From videos to images, and data files small businesses are continuously generating data. External drives solve this problem by providing ample space for your digital storage needs. The best external hard drive for a small business on this list solves multiple storage needs. In addition to just more storage space, the external hard drive yo...
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Another Exploit Hits WD My Book Live Owners

While it will come as no comfort to those who had their Western Digital My Book Live NAS drives wiped last week, it seems they were attacked by a combination of two exploits, and possibly caught in the fallout of a rivalry between two different teams of hackers. Tom's Hardware reports: Initially, after the news broke on Friday, it was thought a known exploit from 2018 was to blame, allowing attackers to gain root access to the devices. However, it now seems that a previously unknown exploit was ...
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5 lines of code allowed attackers to wipe tons of data from popular hard drive

After a series of attacks last week, Western Digital says there's another exploit impacting My Book Live and My Book Live Duo hard drives.
Tags: News, Trends, Cybersecurity, Computing, Western Digital, Western Digital My Book Live


Hackers exploited two flaws in event that remotely wiped Western Digital devices

An Ars Technica investigation revealed that bad actors exploited an undocumented vulnerability to mass-wipe WD My Book Live devices..
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Dueling Hackers May Have Wiped the Data on My Book Live Devices, Researchers Say

About a week ago, many owners of the external hard drive product My Book Live woke up to discover that all of their data had been wiped from the device. It was quickly assumed that the products were the victim of a malicious hacking campaign.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Malware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Botnet, Western Digital, Computer Security, Moore, Computer Network Security, Censys, Technology Internet


Western Digital Blames Remotely-Installed Trojans for Wiping 'My Book' Storage Devices

Some users who bought an external hard drive that's delightfully shaped like a book ended up with "terabytes' worth of data, years of memories and months of hard work vanished in an instant," reports Engadget. (Though according to a new statement from Western Digital, "Some customers have reported that data recovery tools may be able to recover data from affected devices, and we are currently investigating the effectiveness of these tools.") But why were these deletions from "My Books" happeni...
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“I’m totally screwed.” WD My Book users wake up to find their data deleted (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Western Digital) Western Digital, maker of the popular My Disk external hard drives, is recommending customers unplug their devices from the Internet until further notice while company engineers investigate unexplained compromises that have completely wiped data from devices around the world. The mass incidents of disk wiping came to light in this thread on Western Digital’s support forum. All my data is gone “I have a WD mybook live connected to my home LAN and worked fine fo...
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Disconnect Your WD My Book Live External HDDs From the Internet Immediately!

If you own a Western Digital My Book Live or My Book Live Duo external hard drive disconnect it from the internet immediately or all of your data could be completely lost! The post Disconnect Your WD My Book Live External HDDs From the Internet Immediately! appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Security, Storage, All News, Hardware News, Web News, Western Digital, Wd, My Book Live


Pull your Western Digital My Book Live NAS off the internet now if you value your files

Storage giant fingers 'critical' bug allowing remote factory resets that wipe contents Western Digital has alerted customers to a critical bug on its My Book Live storage drives, warning them to disconnect the devices from the internet to protect the units from being remotely wiped.…
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Western Digital Confirms 'My Book Live' Drives Are Being Deleted Remotely

Western Digital’s popular My Book Live hard drives are being deleted remotely by an unknown attacker, according to the company. And there’s not much anyone can do at this point but unplug their drives from the internet.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Security, Science, Articles, Computers, Password, Computing, Western Digital, Default Password, Technology Internet, Western Digital My Book, Jolin Tan


Western Digital Asks 'My Book Live' Device Owners to Unplug After Reports of Remotely Wiped Drives

Western Digital is advising owners of its My Book Live storage drives to disconnect them from the internet until further notice, following reports from around the world that some devices have been compromised and wiped clean by malicious software. The WD My Book Live is the company's network-attached storage device with the book-style design that can stand upright on a desk. The drive is typically connected to computers via USB and connects to a local network via ethernet. Meanwhile, the WD M...
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WD My Book Live owners need to act now to protect their data

Western Digital is urging owners of its My Book Live external drives to disconnect the device while it investigates reports of malware suddenly deleting data.
Tags: News, Trends, Web, Computing, External hard drive, Western Digital, Wd, My Book Live


Massive 16TB External SSD Drive Is Eclipsed by Its Even Heftier Price Tag

If you need your data to be mobile, solid-state flash memory is the way to go, providing more speed and durability than traditional hard drives. Limited capacities have so far hindered their adoption, but Sabrent has solved that by cramming two SSDs into its new budget-breaking 16TB Rocket XTRM-Q.Read more...
Tags: Science, Solid State Drive, Raid, Western Digital, Flash Memory, USB flash drive, Sabrent, Hard Disk Drive, Computer Peripherals, Computer Data Storage, Computer Storage Devices, Non Volatile Memory, Technology Internet


Western Digital & Seagate Increasing Production to Keep up with Chia Demand

The Chia cryptocurrency mining craze has been causing major shortages when it comes to hard drives and solid state drives. To keep up with the demand both Western Digital and Seagate are increasing production of their high capacity hard drive models by increasing utilization rate on their exiting product lines. The post Western Digital & Seagate Increasing Production to Keep up with Chia Demand appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Seagate, Hard Drive, All News, Hardware News, Web News, Cryptocurrency, Western Digital, Chia, Cryptocurrency Mining, Western Digital Seagate, Chia Plotting, Chia Demand


Green crypto startup Chia Network doubles its valuation to $500 million and is mulling an IPO, report says

Marianne Ayala/Insider Chia Network raised $61 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz in a new funding round. The "green" cryptocurrency startup is now worth approximately $500 million. Chia Network is eyeing an IPO as soon as this year, but a merger with the right SPAC is also possible. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A new, green blockchain startup called Chia Network has more than doubled its valuation to $500 million after a rece...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Bitcoin, Andreessen Horowitz, Bittorrent, Coo, Western Digital, Chia, SPAC, Hoffman, Seagate Technology, Gene Hoffman, Richmond Global Ventures, Bram Cohen, Chia Network


15 great gifts to buy for the gamer in your life

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Shuttershock Finding gifts for the gamers on your shopping list can be tough with so many gadgets to choose from. We've put together a list of our favorite gaming gifts, ranging from controllers to collectibles. Before choosing a gift, it's helpful to know if your gamer prefers PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, or PC. Gift shopping for a tech-savvy gamer can be challenging, but we've put together a...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Seagate, Halo, Xbox One, Trends, Tech, Features, Netflix, Playstation, Sony, Nintendo, Ps4, Gift Guides


Seagate and Western Digital stocks are on fire as the new cryptocurrency Chia continues to propel a hard-drive shortage

Sign with logo on facade of headquarters of hard drive and computer hardware maker Seagate in the Silicon Valley, Fremont, California, July 28, 2018. Smith Collection via Getty Images Seagate and Western Digital are the unlikely beneficiaries of a new cryptocurrency called Chia. The digital asset uses a technique called "proofs of space and time" to mint new coins on computer storage solutions. The result has been meteoric price increases for hard drives and solid-state drives around the w...
Tags: Seagate, China, Trends, Markets, Alibaba, Bittorrent, Cryptocurrencies, Ssds, Western Digital, Chia, Tom, Cohen, South China, Bram Cohen, HDDs, Chia Network


How Can I Access My External Drive If BitLocker Won't Let Me In?

Encryption is a wonderful thing. While I don’t run full-drive encryption on my Windows desktop at home—courtesy of BitLocker—that’s only because I’m the only one who ever uses my system and I don’t really keep anything of value on it. (All my personal documents and anything I would otherwise encrypt live on a NAS box…Read more...
Tags: Nas, Cryptography, Lifehacks, Password Manager, Windows 7, Microsoft Windows, Western Digital, Windows Server, Windows Vista, Disk Encryption, Jon, BitLocker, Disk Encryption Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Encrypting File System


US-based hard disk drive suppliers face further scrutiny over whether they've shipped proscribed HDDs to Huawei

The Wicker man: US Commerce Committee senator questions Toshiba, Seagate and WD US Commerce Committee Senator Roger Wicker is on a mission to find out if HDD makers stateside are shipping drives to Huawei, and has fired off questions to Seagate, Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) and Western Digital.…
Tags: US, Software, Huawei, Western Digital, Roger Wicker, US Commerce Committee, Toshiba Seagate, WD US Commerce Committee, Seagate Toshiba America Electronic Components TAEC


(Non)Precedent on Venue Transfer?

by Dennis Crouch In TracFone, the Federal Circuit issued two strongly worded strongly worded mandamus opinion relating to venue. In re TracFone Wireless, Inc., 2021-118, 2021 WL 865353 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 8, 2021) (remanding for a ruling on venue); and In re TracFone Wireless, Inc., 2021-136, 2021 WL 1546036 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 20, 2021) (ordering transfer under 1404(a)). The March 2021 decision orders W.D.Tex. Judge Albright to immediately decide TracFone’s venue motions (and write a reviewable opi...
Tags: Florida, Law, Congress, Stanford, Volkswagen, AIA, Patent, Western Digital, Albright, Federal Circuit, TracFone, Dennis Crouch, Fed Cir, Mark Lemley, Fed Cir Mar, TracFone Wireless Inc


Prisoners Enforcing their Rights

Here is the outcome of a twitter poll on prisoner lawsuits. The poll was prompted by the pending lawsuit of Tormasi v. Western Digital. Tormasi is a patentee and has sued Western Digital for patent infringement.  The district court dismissed his case and that finding was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.  Both courts held that as a prisoner in N.J. state prison, Tormasi has lost his right to conduct any business, including enforce his patent rights.   The case is pending on a petition for writ o...
Tags: Law, Patent, Western Digital, Tormasi, Western Digital Tormasi, Federal Circuit Both


Invention of a Slave: 2021 Redux

by Dennis Crouch Tormasi v. Western Digital, Docket No. 20-1396 (Supreme Court 2021) Walter Tormasi is a prisoner in the New Jersey state prison system. He is serving a life sentence for murdering his mother when he was 16 years old after apparently receiving encouragement from his father, Attila. Tormasi is also a patentee.  His U.S. Patent No. 7,324,301 covers a computer hard-drive that allows for “simultaneously and independently” reading and/or writing on different carrier surfaces within t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, New Jersey, Patent, Western Digital, Lewis, Trenton, Chen, Casey, Federal Circuit, Stoll, Wallach, John Kane, New Jersey New Jersey, Brooks Kushman


Western Digital’s fast 1TB NVMe SSD is $50 off at B&H Photo

You’ll get the best speeds with a compatible motherboard.
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This Is the SSD I'd Put in My Next PC

A PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD is the newer and faster sibling to the gum stick-sized SSD you probably have in your computer right now, and with new options from AMD, Intel, and Sony, we now have more reasons to upgrade. Read more...
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Toshiba Unveils World's First FC-MAMR HDD: 18 TB, Helium Filled

Toshiba this week announced the industry's first hard drive featuring flux-control microwave-assisted magnetic recording (FC-MAMR) technology. The new MG09-series HDDs are designed primarily for nearline and enterprise applications, they offer an 18 TB capacity along with an ultra-low idle power consumption. From a report: The Toshiba MG09-series 3.5-inch 18 TB HDD are based on the company's 3rd generation nine-platter helium sealed platform that features 18 heads with a microwave-emitting compo...
Tags: Seagate, Tech, Toshiba, Western Digital, Sas, Sata, Gbps, Showa Denko K K SDK, UltraStar, Exos, FC MAMR, Toshiba Each, Watts SATA SAS


CHIPS Alliance hires new director to push open-source chips ecosystem into next gear

Over the past two decades, there has been a complete revolution in software engineering driven by the rise of open source. Proprietary tools and libraries have widely given way to open-source libraries and editors shared on sites like GitHub. The result has been an explosion of new software engineers who can both learn from and contribute to the most cutting-edge software in the world. That open model remains mostly a pipe dream in the silicon world. The pipeline and tooling for designing and en...
Tags: Google, Hardware, Tech, Intel, Linux Foundation, Western Digital, Mains, Alliance, RISC V Foundation, Rob Mains, Qualcomm Oracle Sun Microsystems, IBM Mains, Intel Google Alibaba, Advanced Interface Bus AIB, Skywater Mains


G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD Chiffré 2 To Bluetooth

Source : G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD Chiffré 2 To Bluetooth MaxiApple.com G-Technology ArmorLock, le 1er SSD NVMe externe connecté et chiffré de Western Digital est enfin dispo en 2 To pour Mac et PC Windows et à un prix bien plus attractif que celui annoncé il y a quelques mois… G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD externe Mac/PC par Western Digital Fabriqué par Western Digital, G-Technology ArmorLock est le […] The post G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD Chiffré 2 To Bluetooth appeared first on MaxiApple.c...
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G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD Externe 2 To Connecté et Chiffré

Source : G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD Externe 2 To Connecté et Chiffré MaxiApple.com G-Technology ArmorLock, le 1er SSD NVMe externe connecté et chiffré de Western Digital est enfin dispo en 2 To pour Mac et PC Windows et à un prix bien plus attractif que celui annoncé il y a quelques mois… G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD externe Mac/PC par Western Digital Fabriqué par Western Digital, G-Technology ArmorLock est le […] The post G-Technology ArmorLock, SSD Externe 2 To Connecté et Chiffré appeared ...
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Western Digital Delivers Unmatched Line Up of New High-Capacity Portable SSDs

Western Digital Corp. today announced it's now delivering 4 TB portable SSDs across its consumer brand portfolio. Giving consumers and professionals more space to create, the new drives are built to keep up with today's high-quality content demands. The post Western Digital Delivers Unmatched Line Up of New High-Capacity Portable SSDs appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Storage, All News, Hardware News, Sandisk, Solid State Drive, Ssd, Western Digital, Wd, Tb, Western Digital Corp, My Passport SSD, SanDisk Extreme A2, Sandisk Extreme Pro, 4TB, SanDisk Extreme Portable, WD_Black P50


CES 2021: Western Digital Debuts New 4TB SSDs From SanDisk and WD

Western Digital today announced the upcoming launch of several new consumer-oriented portable SSDs with 4TB capacities, with new offerings from the SanDisk, WD, and WD_Black brands. The new 4TB SSDs are designed for gamers, content creators, and creative professionals who need additional storage space to work with. The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable NVMe SSD offers up to 2000MB/s read and write speeds, and its aluminum chassis serves as a heatsink to deliver higher sustained speeds. The SanDisk...
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