October 10

Ada Lovelace was a 19th century amateur mathematician who is held up as a symbol for women in science. Her tale is a fascinating one and earned her not only acclaim as the ‘first computer programmer’ but a day honouring her and celebrating women in tech.

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Ada Lovelace Day
CBL Pictures: When Fire Damage Makes Hard Drive Recovery Harder

Jul 15, 04:51 pm

CBL Pictures: When Fire Damage Makes Hard Drive Recovery Harder

Technology that suffers the wrath of a catastrophic event like a wildfire is not a pretty sight. Here are some archive photos from the initial findings after wildfires ripped through the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2016 with some pieces that eventually made their way to our labs for recovery assessment.

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Vulnerability in Connected Western Digital My Book Live Drives Threatens to Wipe Data of Unsuspecting Owners

Jun 25, 05:07 pm

Vulnerability in Connected Western Digital My Book Live Drives Threatens to Wipe Data of Unsuspecting Owners

A critical vulnerability in some WD My Book Live external drives caused some owners to find their data had be wiped by a remotely run command. Western Digital’s only recommendation in the wake of customer complaints and alarm was to unplug the devices from the internet to disconnect them from being compromised.

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On the E-Waste Case: USA Today #TechTip

May 31, 05:22 pm

On the E-Waste Case: USA Today #TechTip

In an article about recycling devices and the challenges of e-waste, USA Today mentioned a good tech tip about data erasure to protect your privacy.

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Stories From The Lab: Engineering Files Buried in Mudslide

May 13, 04:47 pm

Stories From The Lab: Engineering Files Buried in Mudslide

Look back at some of our emergency response expertise with a story from the lab. This one is about a mudslide in Venezuela that buries a town’s engineering documents. Flood, mudslide, hurricane… CBL helps with critical data disaster recovery.

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A New Hope for Your Lost Data

May 4, 12:13 pm

A New Hope for Your Lost Data

Happy Star Wars Day.

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