Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Dec 26, 2018
Off-Site Backup Reminder!
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One consistent problem has existed with computer users that hasn’t changed over the past 30 years; everyone knows they should be backing up their critical files, but they just haven’t gotten around to it.
If you’re in the camp that’s been meaning to get some form of backup setup, there’s a really important reason you should.
The very real threat of becoming a victim of ransomware exists for everyone. This attack allows hackers to sneak into your computer and hold your files hostage, including the files on your backup drive if it’s connected to your computer.
The most dangerous versions can spread by themselves in several ways we’ve never seen before.
Any victim of ransomware that doesn’t have some form of off-site backup has to choose between losing all their files or paying hundred or even thousands of dollars to regain access to their files.
Online backup tools like Carbonite are among the best ways to protect yourself from having to pay any file ransom, because your backup isn’t accessible through your computer at the point of attack.
If you still don’t have a solid off-site backup setup, here are the links to checkout Carbonite: