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    Virtual PC install kills host PC's networking

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    Virtual PC install kills host PC's networking


    By Fred Langa

    When any sort of software activity torpedoes networking connections, it's usually easy to restore normal operations. Here's how. Plus: Questioning whether cloud-storage services are completely reliable, and possible IP-address hijacking gets a reader into legal trouble.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/virtual-pc-install-kills-host-pcs-networking/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    One of the more likely risks of using the cloud is the increasingly recognized risk of EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) both natural and man-made. As solar activity builds this year, it looks more likably that a serious event is coming. Coupled with the continuing decline of US foreign policy encouraging a similar attack by Asian or Middle East powers is also becoming more likely. Reliance on the cloud is likely to become a risky proposition. In so far as it might make any difference, it is better not to rely solely on the cloud for one's critical resources.

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    Re: Cloud Backup

    I use a cloud backup service as my primary/full "off premises" backups, the multi device syncing and being able to backup on the road being a plus.

    However, given the potential of ANY provider suddenly being put out of business (legally, illegally, fiscally,physically), I also maintain my own "on premises" (& off line) backups of key files. My concession to the cloud was replacing my Buffalo Raid unit with a single hi quality USB drive when the former finally died, and locally backing up on a more casual schedule.

    Also, had a client who almost lost all his cloud files for "non-payment" --- all the renewal notices were going to his ex-partner's email address.

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