Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Apr 28, 2017
In my many years of helping people with their tech, one recurring issue seems to persist; every user knows that they should back up their critical data, but they just never seem to get around to doing it.
If you are one of the masses that have this important task on their "to-do" list, but haven't been motivated to getting around to it, see if this helps:
The very real threat of ransomware, which is when malicious hackers gain access to your system and lock down all your critical data, including any attached backup drive is getting worse.
The latest versions are even spreading themselves in ways we have never seen before.
If you do become a victim of this attack and you don’t have a verified off-site copy of your data, your choices are to lose everything or pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get your sensitive personal files back.
Online services like Carbonite's unlimited backup are one of the best ways to avoid ever having to pay any ransom, because your actual backup isn't connected to your computer when it's attacked.
You should consider this a wake up call, especially if you don’t have any kind of secure off-site backup in place!