The ransomware known as “WannaCry” or “WannaCrypt has been hitting out-of-date Windows PC’s in 150 countries, shutting down major institutions like hospitals, government health agencies, universities, banks, and much more.
This article on CNET gives instructions on how to protect yourself BEFORE an infection occurs. ( https://www.cnet.com/how-to/wannacry-ransomware-how-to-protect-your-pc/?ftag=CAD3c77551&bhid=26689912018238158329736074389495 )
Microsoft has even issued a patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, which haven’t been supported for years. You can find links to the update patches from Microsoft in the above-referenced article.
Ransomware is no joke. There are several things you should be doing to protect yourself from multiple varieties of ransomware. You can download this .PDF guide to Cybersecurity For The Home And Small Business User courtesy of Temecool Computer Repair of Temecula, California.
With the right precautions, you can make it highly unlikely that you’ll ever be hit with ransomware. While no defense is 100% perfect against every virus written, you can run with about a 95% chance of never getting infected, and a pretty decent chance of recovering if you do.
Take the time to invest in precautions and good computer habits today. It can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars later.
If you need help, please contact Temecool Computer Repair for guidance in staying out of ransomware’s sights.
Tech Tip courtesy of Temecool Computer Repair of Temecula, California.
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