Mixing Modular PSU Cables Can Kill Hard Drives

Mixing Modular PSU Cables Can Kill Hard Drives Mixing Modular PSU Cables Can Kill Hard Drives or Solid State Drives (SSDs) requiring data recovery services to get the data back. Interchange a modular cable usually leads to frying a drive. I cover what a modular power supply is, why you shouldn’t mix cables, and the … Read more

MacBook Pro 7+17 Pin Software Data Recovery

MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 – Early 2013) 7+17 Pin Drive This case covers a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 – Early 2013) 7+17 Pin Software Data Recovery for a customer who was located in Niskayuna, NY. He reached out for data recovery. This SSD used the Apple proprietary  7+17 Pin connector.  The Generation 2A drives were manufactured by … Read more

macOS Big Sur is bricking the 2013 and 2014 Macbook Pro

macOS Big Sur is bricking the 2013 and 2014 Macbook Pro Many owners of 13-inch MacBook Pro late 2013 and mid-2014 are reporting the macOS Big Sur update is bricking their computers. Macrumors has a large the running and to date users have been reporting the issue since Thursday. Other sites like Reddit are reporting … Read more

BST Accounting Firm in Albany Had A Data Breach

BST Accounting Firm in Albany Had A Data Breach Well, it happened. I received a letter, and shockingly another Albany-based business was most likely breached and customer’s data could have been accessed. If the recent attack on the Town of Colonie and the big attack on the City of Albany wasn’t enough. BST Accounting Firm … Read more

Windows 10’s Feb 2020 Update Could be Microsoft’s Biggest Mess-up

Windows 10’s Feb 2020 Update Could be Microsoft’s Biggest Mess-up KB4532693 is deleting files Windows 10’s seems to have endless blotches updates and Windows 10’s Feb 2020 update is no exception. The last one happened just last month. These failed updates impact home and business users who are unable to use their computers and even … Read more

Windows 7 Bug Prevents Users from Shutting Down

Windows 7 Bug Prevents Users from Shutting Down or Rebooting Computers Users of Windows 7 have been getting a “You don’t have permission to shut down this computer.” error according to user reports. Tech forums including Bleeping computer and multiple Reddit threads (1,2,3) report the Windows 7 bug prevents users from shutting down or rebooting … Read more

Windows 10’s update is causing boot failures

Windows 10 update is causing boot failures Boot Failures A new Windows 10 update is causing boot failures. Windows 10 KB4528760, which is Microsoft’s important security, is failing to install for users and the bug now appears to be widespread. The installation issues are widespread with more than a hundred reports from registered users on … Read more

Town of Colonie Cyberattack

Town of Colonie Cyberattack Colonie, New York – Hit by Ransomware Attack The town of Colonie’s had a cyberattack, forced to run operations offline. The Town of Colonie Cyberattack attack was discovered Wednesday, Jan 15th in the evening. “The town has not paid any ransom” according to the Albany Times Union and town spokesperson Sara … Read more

Data Loss in the Town of Milton

Data Loss in the Town of Milton The Town of Milton in Saratoga County suffered a data loss. Milton is located near Ballston Spa. The town’s previous administration intentionally wiped the town’s computers of nearly all data including files and programs. Town of Milton Data Loss The new town Supervisor Benny Zlotnick stated it is … Read more