Password Recovery on the Cisco ASA Security Appliance
RecoverySoft / September 13, 2018

In this article, I’ll explain how to perform a password “reset” on your Cisco ASA security appliance. The more commonly used term for this procedure is “password recovery” which is left over from the days when you could actually view passwords in configuration files in plain text. Today, such passwords are encrypted and not actually recoverable. Instead, you will gain access to the appliance via the console port and reset the password(s) to known values. This procedure requires physical access to the device. You will power-cycle your appliance by unplugging it at the power strip and plugging it back in. You will then interrupt the boot process and change the configuration register value to prevent the appliance from reading its stored configuration at boot. Since the device ignores its saved configuration on boot, you are able to access its configuration modes without passwords. Once you’re in configuration mode, you will load the saved configuration from flash memory, change the passwords to a known value, change the configuration register value to tell the device to load its saved configuration on boot, and reload the device. Caution: As with all configuration procedures, these procedures should be tested in a laboratory environment prior…

The Car Rental Industry
RecoverySoft / September 12, 2018

Market Overview The car rental industry is a multi-billion dollar sector of the US economy. The US segment of the industry averages about $18.5 billion in revenue a year. Today, there are approximately 1.9 million rental vehicles that service the US segment of the market. In addition, there are many rental agencies besides the industry leaders that subdivide the total revenue, namely Dollar Thrifty, Budget and Vanguard. Unlike other mature service industries, the rental car industry is highly consolidated which naturally puts potential new comers at a cost-disadvantage since they face high input costs with reduced possibility of economies of scale. Moreover, most of the profit is generated by a few firms including Enterprise, Hertz and Avis. For the fiscal year of 2004, Enterprise generated $7.4 billion in total revenue. Hertz came in second position with about $5.2 billion and Avis with $2.97 in revenue. Level of Integration The rental car industry faces a completely different environment than it did five years ago. According to Business Travel News, vehicles are being rented until they have accumulated 20,000 to 30,000 miles until they are relegated to the used car industry whereas the turn-around mileage was 12,000 to 15,000 miles five years…

iSCSI Software
RecoverySoft / September 9, 2018

iSCSI software is the type of software used in network storage where iSCSI protocol is used. The basic storage network which deploys iSCSI is storage area network (SAN). iSCSI software enables the devices to become connected to the network, share storage space and have access to the data stored on storage servers. There can be two sets of devices which are in the network. The first are iSCSI initiators – the appliances which send SCSI commands and initiate the contact. The other are iSCSI targets – the devices which receive the commands sent by the iSCSI initiator. Therefore, depending on the status of the device, it will require special iSCSI software – for initiators, for targets or both, since one device can sometimes perform both roles. In the case of iSCSI software for initiators we can have the system initiator. It is a special service running in the operation system. Windows Vista and Windows 2008 are already equipped with iSCSI software for initiator, you only have to select it. In Windows XP and Windows 2003 you can download iSCSI initiator from Microsoft pages and install it. As far as targets are concerned there are also two possibilities. Many of the…

"I Can Only Wear Gold Jewelry" – The Truth About Jewelry Allergies
RecoverySoft / September 8, 2018

I can only wear gold jewelry, everything else breaks me out.” How many times did I hear that exact phrase from my mother when I was a child? Every time I would give her jewelry that was her response. Why does everything but gold break my mother out? Is that statement even true? When I started designing jewelry over ten years ago I decided to find out. I wanted to design jewelry for my mom that she could wear without fear of a breakout. Now I am going to let you in on what I have discovered. My mother, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. Her dermatitis is a result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common, in fact one out of every seven people are likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. More often, women tend to suffer from nickel allergies than men. Allergy treatment can help with the symptoms of a nickel allergy. Unfortunately once the allergy has developed, a person will remain sensitive to nickel for the rest of their life. Nickel is found in…

Data Recovery – The Ultimate Solution to Your Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / September 1, 2018

Data loss due to computer crashes or virus attacks are common problems, occurring at random points in life, but still we take it as an unpleasant surprise and all because we are ignorant to the fact that data loss happens. You now need Data Recovery. Data recovery is a complicated process of salvaging data from a malfunctioning secondary storage device due to the occurrence of any physical or logical damage in the storage media. The process involves a scientific approach to recover all the data and information that was lost from such a computer crash, virus attack or hard disk malfunction. Today, it has become an important part of every operating system that depends upon the storage media and has become a basic requirement for huge business enterprises, entity and every such individual who is connected with the IT world. Although, data recovery severities vary depending on your type of storage device but the key goal is to recover every single byte of information and shield you and your business from every possible loss. Thus, data recovery has given a whole new perception to the theme of data transfer via: USB pen drives, USB memory sticks, USB thumb drives, multimedia…

How to Fix Windows Server 2008 Boot Loader
RecoverySoft / August 29, 2018

If the boot loader to your Windows Server 2008 machine gets corrupted or deleted for whatever reason, it really is a painstaking process to get it fixed. The boot loader to my machine got deleted somehow while I was resizing partitions. After scouring the web, I could not find anything on rebuilding the boot loader for Windows Server 2008. All I could find were instructions to restore a Windows Vista boot loader but luckily, the process for Server 2008 is similar. Due to the lack of recovery tools on the Server 2008 installation CD, the boot loader must be rebuilt manually. For this guide, I’m going to assume your installation has a drive letter of C:. Insert the Server 2008 installation CD into your DVD-ROM. Restart your computer and boot from the CD. Choose to repair your computer, then open the command prompt. At the command prompt, use the following commands: c: cd boot bootsect /nt60 c: /force /mbr bootrec /rebuildbcd After using the “bootrec /rebuldbcd” command, you will be prompted to accept a Windows installation. Accept the installation, then wait for the process to finish. Once it’s done, reboot your comptuer and you should have a boot loader ready…

The Importance of a Backup Recovery System
RecoverySoft / August 29, 2018

When a business has serious computer issues, it can result in a serious loss of money and time, unless you have a backup recovery system. Computers have become the core instrument for storing business data. If the computer system that is being used breaks down, then that business can come to a virtual standstill. This is why it is important for a system to be in place to recover deleted files. No one likes having to recreate information and work that has been previously done. Unfortunately, unless a recovery method is implemented, most times this is what has to happen. In the event that information has been deleted and there is no backup recovery system in place, there may be other options. Many companies have found that data recovery software can help them retrieve the lost data and save them precious time in having to recreate the information. If the data has been previously backed up, then the recovery process is relatively simple, but this is not always the case. There are also companies that specialize in recovering lost data from damaged computers and hard drives. The techniques for recovering lost data vary. It really depends on the type of…

Hernia Repair Surgery
RecoverySoft / August 3, 2018

A patient develops a hernia when one of his organs protrudes through the cavity in which it is enclosed. Several types of hernias are common, including the hiatal hernia and the iguinal hernia. All corrective hernia surgeries proceed from the understanding that the torn muscle tissue has to be repaired and the protruding organ pushed back into place. There are, however, several ways in which this can be done, and all hernia repair procedures are divided up into two categories: tension suture repairs and tension free repairs. Tension suture repairs are the older, more traditional, ways in which hernias are owned, and they involve stitching the muscle closed. These methods were, however, found to be extremely unsatisfactory as they placed the muscles under an unacceptable level of stress. The tension free repairs composing closing the hole in the muscle tissue with a piece of surgical mesh, and there are three basic tension free repair strategies. Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive technique where the mesh is placed on top of the muscle defect, and, while the Lichtenstein Repair also places the mesh on top of the defect, the surgery is performed under a local anesthetic through a 4 "incision….

What Is the Recovery Time for Liposuction?
RecoverySoft / July 13, 2018

Liposuction is a surgical procedure done through tiny incisions to permanently remove any external fat that you may have in problem areas. Typically, the feeling you will have right after liposuction is a sensation of post-workout pain, or the muscle soreness and pain you may feel after extreme exercise. The areas of liposuction will feel sore and numb for several days after your procedure. After a few days, you will probably feel itching, burning, electrical shocks, and similar feelings in the areas of liposuction. This is good, because it means that the nerves supplying your skin are beginning to have less swelling and are starting to heal. After several weeks, you should have normal feelings in your skin in all areas of liposuction. Sometimes you may develop hardened soft tissue areas where you had liposuction. This may occur because you are wearing your post-surgery compression garment incorrectly, or your body may be trying to develop scar tissue in the areas of surgery. Often wearing your garment in a different fashion, or starting to massage that areas that are beginning to get harder, or both, will alleviate any asymmetry and scar tissue that is trying to form. Patients can usually get…

Creating a Complete Data Protection and Restoration Strategy
RecoverySoft / July 4, 2018

Creating a Complete Data Protection and Restoration Strategy Backing up your data is the best way to prevent losing it. This method comes into play when you’ve suffered a system failure or hardware corruption. Your IT folks simply–or not so simply, depending on the method you used for backup–restore your data from the backed up files. No matter what you do, data backup is the most essential part of a data protection plan. But is there something you can do to potentially prevent you from losing your data at all? There are other steps you can take, in concert with data backup, to help protect your data. The best data protection strategy is to create a holistic plan that incorporates both prevention and restoration. With data backup as the cornerstone of your plan, there are about a half a dozen other actions you can incorporate across the board at your company. Run an anti-virus program to prevent and eliminate viruses that could take advantage of security flaws and compromise your data. Use power surge protectors everywhere to prevent power surges from causing hard-drive failure and potentially damaging your data. Always quit your programs and shut down your computer properly to…