Friday, February 6, 2015

Ransom-ware Viruses - Do NOT Pay Them!

There is a new breed of viruses out there now known as Ransomware. Basically, what they do is encrypt all of your data files - your pictures, music, letters, spreadsheets, tax returns, etc. - and offer to sell you the UN-encrypt key for a price.

This is another one of those things where an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure. If you've heard it from me once, you've it a million times - BACKUP YOUR DATA FILES!

Winston Churchill once said, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

I guess I'm fanatical about it (not to mention anal), but consider this - you can buy a new computer, but you can't buy a copy of your stuff!! If you have questions or need assistance with a backup plan, please contact me at your convenience. It is always a pleasure to help people preserve their precious files. Please don't be one of those folks who find out how precious they after they're gone.

Great article on Ransomware from NBC at the link below.

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