The Perfect Object Storage

Me: Will this stuff be hosted in AWS? $Customer: No, we are going to host on infrastructure of $PopularTLCOperator! $PopularTLCOperator: Yes, come to us! Me: Fine. Do you have an Object Storage? $PopularTLCOperator: Errr... Nope... In this way I started my review of existing solutions for DIY files storage and management. And of course I began looking for something interoperable with AWS S3 API, the de-facto standard for that kind of activities, supported by the Flysystem abstraction layer included in Laravel. First option: Swift, the object storage included in OpenStack.…

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CryptoLocker vs Photorec

A very short note about a very hot topic: ransomware viruses spreading across the Internet. Some day ago a man bring to me a USB disk infected by one of those malicous applications, asking to recover the many family photos collected there (of course, stored in single copy). I had no way to decrypt encoded files, and little experience with that kind of issues (you know: I use Linux...), the only idea I had has been to pass the disk with photorec, popular and powerful recovery application able to scan…

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