Articles tagged: ransomware
Ransomware is known for encrypting your data and holding it hostage. It turns out that it can do more that backups won’t protect against.
It’s impossible to know your machine has no malware. What does that mean for your safety?
There are additional protections for your data if your machine becomes infected with a form of malware known as ransomware.
A full-image backup is still the best defense against ransomware. But what if your backup gets encrypted? I’ll look at the likelihood of that happening and make some recommendations.
Once your files are encrypted by ransomware, your options are few. If you’re not prepared, there are a few straws to grasp at.
Some people disconnect their backup drive when not backing up because they fear ransomware. I explain why that’s a Really Bad Idea.
Avoid ransomware the same way you avoid any malware. A full backup will save you not only from ransomware, but from a host of other problems as well.
Ransomware32 is the latest threat currently making news. It’s a toolkit for malware authors to make more malware more easily. I’ll discuss what I think you should do about it.
Preventing one type of malware is not going to help you in the long run. And if it does help in the short run… then you may have a bigger problem!
In truth, malware can infect anything that it wants to, but there are a lot of reasons why your backup files aren’t targeted.
Ransomware is often not easy to remove because it blocks you from your system. Restoring from a backup is the easiest recovery option, but I’ll look at a few more as well.