The distinct purpose of any Backup software is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. EaseUS Todo Backup is just such a backup and restore utility tool. It easily back up your entire system's data, including settings, or just what you want it to store, partitions or full disks, and restore your system in the event of a hard-disk crash.

EaseUS Todo Backup doesn't need any long learning curves, as it is the most comprehensive free backup solution out there, supporting both file and image backup. And it is easy to use and integrates well with all Windows versions.

The Different Backup Types

  • Full Backup
  • Differential Backup
  • Incremental Backup

The Full Backup involves a copy of the entire data on a selected disk or partition. While this is the most complete type of backup, it is also the most time-consuming. And it is the basis for other types of backup; a full backup is always created first.

Differential Backup, on the other hand is backup of data that has changed since last full backup. The differential backup will not take longer to process, as it depends on the level of changes to data. It is a quicker backup process than conducting a full backup, and also fast to restore.

To backup your system simply Launch the program. And from the main window which is made up of two main areas, comprising the navigation bar on the left side lists the primary backup features and the rest of the operations area. Now, select the feature that you want to perform and follow the prompted windows in the operations area.

A schedule will be set for all the backup operations, click ‘Schedule’ to customize automatic backup plan.

EaseUS Todo Backup displays nicely on the various drives and partitions on your system. Also, it is available in a $29 Home version that adds dedicated Outlook backup and restore.

It includes system snapshots, a ready-made Windows PE boot disk ISO, free support and for additional $10 you get the Workstation version that also supports dynamic disks, recovery to dissimilar hardware, and conversion of backups to virtual hard drives, as well as a license that allows for business usage.

Apart from a little advertising, there isn't much to complain about with the free version of EaseUS Todo Backup software.

EaseUS Todo Backup Review: Free Back up for Windows PC and Server

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 37 earlier this week with support for opportunistic encryption (OE), sort of a bridge between none encryption (clear text) and full HTTPS encryption. It attempts to encrypt the communications channel otherwise falling back to unencrypted communications.

Albeit, It will not afford protection against an active man-in-the-middle attack compared to HTTPS. OE provides unauthenticated encryption over TLS for data that would otherwise be carried via clear text.

Opportunistic encryption does not provide a strong level of security as authentication may be difficult to establish and secure communications are not mandatory.

However, users, can at least get a modicum of protection from passive surveillance (such as NSA-style data slurping) with OE supported sites, as Firefox support is only half of the equation for opportunistic encryption.

According to Mozilla developer, Patrick McManus, website owners will still have to enable support on their end for the feature to work, and has outlined two-steps to get up and running with OE.

Firefox 37: Opportunistic Encryption (OE) better than HTTPS?