Webroot Protects Against WannaCry
You've probably seen or heard news coverage of the WannaCry ransomware that has swept the globe over the past few days. This vicious ransomware infects unpatched and outdated Windows computers and holds files hostage for a ransom. Don't go unprotected and put yourself at risk!
3 tips to protect yourself from ransomware
1. Back up your data. Unfortunately, ransomware can attack cloud storage services and network drives. Create a physical backup on a DVD or portable drive, and keep it in a secure location that is disconnected from your computer.
2. Practice good computer habits and cyber hygiene. Make sure your operating system and applications are patched and up-to-date. Hover before you click to make sure you know the end destination of links. Change your passwords regularly, and always use strong passwords.
3. Use antivirus software. Prevent ransomware from getting on your computer by using software that can block phishing sites and other malicious online destinations. But, beware of free security. You get what you pay for.
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No matter which protection you choose to use, we recommend taking a few simple steps to minimize your risk of being targeted by attackers. Enabling automatic updates for your operating system, apps, and programs, and layering your Wi-Fi security are easy but effective ways to close the gap. Also, be sure to use strong, unique passwords for your sensitive accounts. Although you've probably heard that one before, you'd be amazed at how many people still reuse passwords between various accounts, including their banking and other financial logins.
Cloud security provides powerful protection from online threats for PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets keeping you safe no matter how or where you connect. It scans faster, uses fewer system resources, and protects you in real time by instantly identifying and blocking new threats as soon as they appear. Webroot Internet Security Complete identifies unsafe links and search results before you click, protects and manages your passwords and logins, and pre fills online forms. Webroot automatically backs up photos and files with 25GB of online storage space you can access from all your devices.
Webroot is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere suite of security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet security company in the United States.
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