What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts your files or locks your computer and then demands a ransom payment in exchange for restoring your access.

Ransomware attacks can be very devastating and costly, as they can lead to the loss of important data and sensitive information, as well as financial losses.

How to Avoid Ransomware?

Here are some tips on how to avoid ransomware:

  • Keep your software up to date with the latest security patches and updates.
  • Use reliable and updated antivirus software to detect and prevent ransomware attacks.
  • Be cautious of suspicious emails and links, and avoid opening attachments from unknown sources.
  • Regularly backup your important files and data to an external hard drive or a cloud storage service.
  • Enable two-factor authentication for your online accounts to add an extra layer of security.

Following these best practices can help protect yourself and your data from ransomware attacks.

Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
IT Security Expert

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