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Defend yourself from ransomware - back up your files!

by Carol~ Forum moderator / December 2, 2015 9:42 AM PST
Advent tip #2: Defend yourself from ransomware – back up your files!

Whether you’re taking your laptop on holiday, or sticking at home with your faithful desktop this festive season…

…we’d like to remind you of a chore we all know we’re supposed to do regularly, but that many of us put off, sometimes until it’s too late.


Think of all the things that could go wrong with your hard disk and your data.

Lost, stolen, ruined by beach sand (less sympathy there!), dropped in Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve (same), covered in Christmas pudding sauce, misused by a well-meaning toddler, “reconfigured” by teenaged IT “expert” trying to show off Linux to grandma, deleted by mistake, hardware failure, and so on.

Or, perhaps most odiously of all, held for extortion by ransomware.

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