Sony Data Hack Security Lessons

You may have never enjoyed playing a video game on a PlayStation, and might not watch many movies, use a camera, or listen to a lot of music - even if you have trouble spelling the company name - each of us can learn a valuable lesson from the fallout of the recent data breach that happened at Sony. By now everyone should be aware of the basics of online security and protecting password information. The next time that you have logged into one of your favourite ecommece websites and are preparing to buy something... after you have checked for the https secure website lock and entered your credit card number, but before you press the enter key to make that online purchase, remember that even multi-national mega-uber-conglamerate companies like Sony have been victims of data breaches. Life is full of risks and there are very few things in life that you can always rely on, however there is ONE thing that is always true online. Nothing on the internet is 100% secure.

Solid State Drive for your Dedicated Server

They cost a bit more, but for many dedicated server users the extra cost of a solid state drive is worth it for a number of reasons. Just like the name implies, solid state drives have no mechanical parts. In addition to running quieter than a traditional hard drive, this feature gives them the added advantage of not having any moving parts that can fail. They also are quite a bit faster on startup and when seaking data. Solid State Drives (sometimes abbreviated to SSD) don't require any special cooling and only use about a half to a third of a hard disk drive. Over the long term this power savings will more than make up for the initial added cost to upgrade from a SATA, SAS, or SCSI hard drive. PingPipe now offers solid state drives as an option on most of our single processor dedicated servers, visit PingPipe.com to order yours today, our knowledgeable support team is always always available to answer your questions or help you custom configure your new dedicated server.