Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Oct 13, 2021
Global Threat Protection Tip
Protecting yourself from the multitude of threats that can destroy your data starts with having a solid backup process in place.
A traditional backup that is copied to an external hard drive connected to your computer will only provide one type of protection - having a secured off-site backup in addition is today’s best protection.
The ongoing threat of ransomware which will lock you out of your own files and demand a ransom will also compromise your external hard drive.
These sneaky attacks can easily bypass traditional anti-virus programs because they focus on tricking humans into allowing the exploit to start working behind the scenes.
If you’re hit by this attack and don’t have a backup available, your two choice will be to pay the ransom or lose those pictures, videos and document forever.
One of the easiest ways to keep yourself protected is with online backup services such as Carbonite, so if you haven’t accessed your backup situation lately, take a minute to think it through.