Ransomware – what is it and how to protect yourself

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Ransomware has been around for some time now. Luckily, not everyone has heard of it, but if you’ve been unlucky enough to of come across it, it’s not something you’re likely to forget.

 

What is ransomware?

It is a type of malware, but it has a different approach. Instead of going for passwords by one of several means (phishing), it wants to convert your data to a different file type and encode it so you have to pay a ransom to get it unlocked.

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Website: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

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With the news that Ross County have lost their website*, we look at the options for your website. Hopefully it will give you peace of mind, if not, it’ll give you the kick up the rear you need to resolve it.

 

So let’s assume you need your website. Hopefully you like it and it does what you want in terms of discovery, selling, point of contact etc. But is it backed up? If you don’t know the answer, then read on.

 

What’s backed up, and who’s doing what – expectations vs reality:

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