Tips for avoiding computer hacking, ransomware attacks and protecting your digital data

UNIVERSITY Harvard shares tips it calls “baby steps” against cyber-hacking, particularly in its form ransomware.

On the official website security-harvard-edu whose copyright release is renewed in 2022, the Information Security Team of the University presents practical advice entitled: Ransomware Infographic, fight against ransomware.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) designed to block victim’s access to their files.

Ransomware according to the University dubbed High level World Class University, viz malware who hold people’s data and privacy hostage for money.

This phrase “for money” refers to the perpetrators’ habit of offering to release victims from hostages if they want to pay a certain amount of money.

Small steps. Big impact

The steps suggested by Harvard University are small actions individuals can take, which can actually be big steps in stopping an attack ransomware. Their slogan is small actions big difference.

Recommendations are posted on the University’s Information Security website. Tips see as the author cyber crime and how a small action can stop an attacker. Here are some suggested steps:

First, when cybercriminals send messages phishing with malware through attachments or links to files, the only thing to do is treat them with care and not just click.

We should be suspicious when we receive unexpected or unusual messages.

If the message is from someone we know, verify the message by calling or texting the sender. It is important to know if the message is true.

If the message is from a service or website, skip the link and go directly to the official page.

Secondly, if the victim clicks on the link or opens it files, malware using a security hole in the victim’s computer to lock down the victim’s data, with a key that the victim doesn’t have.

The steps that need to be performed if this has already happened is to perform the “update” step.

The security team at Bill Gate’s university wrote: Apply updates! When you apply the updates, your computer is not compatible with the cybercriminal’s toolkits. Malware just won’t work.

So the point is that by “updating” our computer will no longer be compatible with the offender’s device cyber crime That. This step can cause malware that will not work.

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