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Malicious Masterminds: Malware & Ransomware

Malicious Masterminds: Malware & Ransomware

Malicious Masterminds: Malware & Ransomware

Malicious Masterminds: Malware & Ransomware

Malware and ransomware are types of malicious software that can be installed on your computer by a hacker to steal passwords, spy on online activity, hold files for ransom money, or corrupt devices or personal data. There are multiple ways you can prevent malware installation on your computer, smartphone, and tablet:

  • Don’t put off the software update on your devices. Always make sure you have the latest operating systems, applications, and software.
  • Install official and trusted firewall and anti-virus software to act as a buffer against malicious attacks.
  • Don’t jailbreak your phone or download unofficial apps; they could be fake.
  • Don’t click on unfamiliar attachments in suspicious emails because they could be the source of a dangerous download.
  • Always back up your system to save your files in case malware does infect your computer. Try using cloud storage, flash drive, or external hard drive, just to name a few options.
Malware and Ransomware