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The 3 Effective Tips to Prevent Ransomware

As much as we hate to say it, some people will stop at nothing until they can get what they want even if it at the expense of others. It is the reason why ransomware was born. If you are curious on what is it, it is the software that is widely used by hackers to get money. Once these criminals are in and got your information, the files will be held hostage until you give in to their demands. It is not fair, and with that being said, it is important that we can prevent it to happen. Here are the useful tips that we can use to prevent ransomware.

  1. Backup, Backup, and Backup!

Hackers continuously find a way to penetrate the systems which can be prevented if the systems we are using are up to date. The more updated it is, the better. It means whatever new virus has been discovered can be handled by the system we use.

  1. No Download

The best carrier of ransomware is the emails we are getting. Hackers tend to add an attachment, and since we have our curious minds, we cannot help but download and open it. If the file is from an outside source, be cautious about it or better if you will just remove it without even opening it.

  1. Limit the access

The confidential information should be protected at all times. Make sure that the access to it will only be given to a few people. Put in mind that the more people know about the access codes, the bigger the risks are. No matter how careful you are but if the individuals you have given it to don’t give a damn, then you are screwed.

Let’s all follow these three tips to make sure that none of us will be a victim of ransomware.

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The 3 Things to Follow if You Want to Avoid Data Loss During Backup

If we already have a backup system installed, we will somehow feel at ease. However, we still can’t help but be worried most especially of we have critical data that we need to secure. It’s true that a backup system is not perfect and there can still be a problem that can result to data loss. Here are the things that you must follow if you want to avoid losing the essential files during a backup.

  1. Automated Backup

We are human, and there are some things that we tend to forget like keeping up with the schedule for system backup. It will automatically do backup process with or without you. We should never wait for something unfortunate to happen before we set the backup on automatic status.  It is best if we can practice prevention rather than do some damage control.

  1. Test the backup

We cannot be too sure unless we can already see things right in front of us. Even if we get the most expensive backup system, if we don’t know its capabilities we would still be nervous if someone will try to penetrate the whole system. Run a test for the backup system. Create a checklist of the files included so you can have it monitored.

  1. Copies of protection

Yes, you have a backup, but it is necessary that you have more than one copy of it. Accidents can happen, and the storage can be corrupted. If that happens, you can still lose the important data you have. Three is the magic number. Always have a duplicate copy of the backup file for assurance.

The reason why we get a backup system is to make sure that we will not lose the necessary data we need. Let’s follow these tips to guarantee that not one file will be lost during a backup procedure.

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The 4 Must Know Data Protection Tips You Have to Know

Whether personal or business, we have important files and data that we need to protect. It may contain a lot of personal information that can be used by the hackers. Here are the must-know data protection tips that can help you secure your personal information such as files, passwords, and so much more.

  1. Keep your system up to date

It is essential that all the software we use is updated. If we just let it be, the risks are high, and hackers can find it as an easy target. There is a reason why systems are being updated, and it is to make sure that whatever system we are using can keep up with the available technology these days.

  1. Data Encryption

Some files are critical to business. Also, some files are too personal, so there is a need to us to impose an added security for it. If what we want is the protection of the valuable information, it is a must that we practice data encryption for an added tech security.

  1. Set up antivirus

People who want to take advantage of others will try every possible thing just to get an advantage. They will use every opportunity they can see. The most common thing they do is send viruses which can harm the entire system. Antivirus can prevent that from happening.

  1. Unique Passwords

I don’t know how many times you may have heard this already, but I am saying it again. Do not use simple passwords most especially numbers and letters that can be guessed easily. For an added protection, make sure that the passwords you will use are complex and hard to guess.

Nobody wants to be a victim of these opportunistic hackers. For our protection, always remember these four things because it can be a great help.

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