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How can you defend against ransomware?

As popular as it is on the cybercrime circuit, ransomware is not bulletproof. You can outsmart it, with these 4 anti-ransomware practices: Our first, most basic advice is the strongest: keep backups . If you have workable versions of what cybercriminals have “kidnapped,” they have no power over you. Always keep your operating systems and program software updated so you have the latest protections, and install a strong antivirus system that includes ransomware protection. If your files do get infected, don’t lose hope: instead, search through the many free decryption tools available online to see if someone has developed a way for you to free your encrypted files. Good guys release decryption tools just as often as bad guys launch encryption attacks. And while you may be tempted, don’t pay the ransom . Paying does not guarantee your files’ safe return. Once they have your money, the cybercriminals may decide to just leave your files encrypted. Paying also motivates them to strike agai

Cool baby, Cool

Heat, the greatest killer of all electronic equipment. Even my laptop gets some help with keeping it cool. They don’t have to be expensive. Here are some examples

Striving for Excellence

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