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Tips to aviod ransomware attack

Tips to aviod ransomware attack
Posted on 5/17/2017


If you have been watching the news, a worldwide ransomware attack has been running wild (over 200K infections and growing).  This has hit other countries very hard.  The virus/malware spreads via e-mail and by connection to a network.  There are aleady two variations of this malware on the internet and more are expected. 

 

Here are some tips and guidance to avoid infection.

 

  • Don’t open attachments and links from strangers or attachments/links which seem unusual in any way.
  • Never open executable (exe) files or perform commands based on an e-mail request (such as open the file then enter a password).
  • If you have a laptop which is stored away, don’t connect it to a network without making sure it is updated.