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What to do if you think you have malware on your Mac – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 160

Sometimes when things start going wrong on your Mac, you may think you have malware. In this episode, Josh and Kirk discuss the possible signs of a malware attack, and the steps to take if you think that you’ve been infection. In the introduction, we said we didn’t think there would be much Apple-related news this week, but we learned that Apple
Publish At:2020-11-05 13:31 | Read:381 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast backup malware podcast

30 Ransomware Prevention Tips

Dealing with the aftermath of ransomware attacks is like Russian roulette. Submitting the ransom might seem like it’s the sole option for recovering locked data. But paying the ransom doesn’t mean that your organization will get its affected data back.Let’s not forget that ransomware also continues to evolve as a threat category. Beginning in late November 2
Publish At:2020-10-05 06:43 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles Backup firewall password Ph

Should You Back Up Your iOS Device to iCloud or Your Mac?

You probably know how important it is to back up your data, and there are a number of different backup options for Mac.But it’s also important to back up your iPhone or iPad. While you may not have a lot of documents on these devices that aren’t stored on a cloud server—which you can easily retrieve if necessary—you are likely to have photos and
Publish At:2020-09-17 11:15 | Read:481 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To back up backup backups iCloud iOS Device iTunes IOS C

A Six-Digit Passcode Isn’t Strong Enough – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 150

A Lightroom update has wiped user photos, and there’s no way to get them back; malicious Chinese code in 1,200 iOS apps is collecting data and simulating clicks to make money; and a chilling story shows why a six-digit passcode isn’t enough to protect your data on an iOS device. Lightroom App Update Wipes Users’ Photos and Presets, Adobe Says the
Publish At:2020-08-29 09:59 | Read:651 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast backup passcode password

How to Back Up Your Mac’s Data with Time Machine

Backing up your data is one of the most essential security tasks you can do. Because of the many ways you can lose data, having multiple backups is the only way to ensure that if anything happens – such as disk failure, a lost or stolen computer, or malware deleting files – you can restore your important data quickly. There are many strategies fo
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How to Back Up Your Mac to a NAS

We all know how important it is to back up your Mac. It’s easy to connect an external hard drive to your Mac to back it up, but if you use a laptop, you might forget to do this regularly. You can use an online backup service if you have the bandwidth, but a practical way to back up your Mac locally is to use a NAS: a network-attached storage device. He
Publish At:2020-08-12 05:00 | Read:868 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To backup NAS Personal Backup

The face of tomorrow’s cybercrime: Deepfake ransomware explained

While many countries are beginning to ease up on their respective pandemic lock downs—which, in turn, also means that everyone will soon ease into a life that is not quite post-COVID-19—we find ourselves once more on the cusp of change, an outlook that makes some feel anxious and others hopeful. But for forward-looking security experts, there are some fut
Publish At:2020-06-26 14:20 | Read:730 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware AI artificial intelligence backup cybercrime-wait

10 best practices for MSPs to secure their clients and themselves from ransomware

Lock-downs and social distancing may be on, but when it comes to addressing the need for IT support—whether by current of potential clients—it’s business as usual for MSPs. And, boy, is it a struggle. On the one hand, they keep an eye on their remote workers to ensure they’re still doing their job securely and safely in the comfort of their own homes.
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Ransomware Attack Causes County to Shut Down IT System

A county located in Ohio has suspended its IT system after a ransomware attack affected computers inside its government center.Licking County officials first discovered there was a problem when they couldn’t open files saved to some government computers. When they rebooted those machines, they saw a ransom note and contacted the IT department. IT perso
Publish At:2017-02-03 14:35 | Read:4704 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Backup IT system ransomware

Police Department Loses Digital Evidence Dating Back to 2009 in Ransomware Attack

A police department based in Texas has lost digital evidence and other files dating back to 2009 as a result of a ransomware attack.On 25 January 2017, the Cockrell Hill Police Department issued a press release in which it reveals a computer virus had recently affected one of its servers:“On December 12, 2016, the Cockrell Hill Police Department became
Publish At:2017-01-27 16:50 | Read:4441 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Backup encryption ransomware

Six tips for practicing safe social media

With Facebook now counting over 1.7 billion monthly users and LinkedIn another 467 million, it was only a matter of time until criminal hackers turned their attention to exploiting social media as an attack vector. The current attack is being waged to introduce ransomware into these environments. Dubbed “Imagegate”, it’s a clever way of sneaking malware into
Publish At:2016-12-09 15:50 | Read:4632 | Comments:0 | Tags:Articles Featured news backup social networking tips

Are You Prepared for a Catastrophic Data Loss?

If you walked into the office this morning to find that your customer information had been compromised, or a disgruntled employee had wiped a database clean, would you be prepared? Have you set preventative measures in place to safeguard you against total loss? Do you have security features in place to help you retrieve lost data? Are you able to continue wi
Publish At:2016-11-19 20:55 | Read:5685 | Comments:0 | Tags:Articles backup computers Encryption security simple softwar

World Back Up Day: (File) Safety First

If your response to the question “When did you last back up?” is something to do with parking your car, then you should really take note of World Back Up Day. Everybody should have a contingency plan for hard drives melting / exploding / needing a bit of a lie down, and the linked website will give you lots of good advice where making sure you do
Publish At:2015-03-31 18:40 | Read:5791 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes News backup hard drive recovery

Don’t get taken! How to avoid to avoid ransomware like CTB-Locker

F-Secure Labs is detecting a sudden flurry of new infections from the CTB Locker ransomware. This sort of malware literally hold your files for a ransom, demanding a payment for their return by a certain time. This particular variety is spreading through email spam and demands $650 USD or $575 Euros. “There is no known way to break the encryption used
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Backup files on Linux with FreeFileSync

As a Linux user, you always want to keep your files and folders up to date, and this is especially true in those situations where you can create a backup. This is why you have to use a tool that automatically syncs the content of two folders in order to keep them up to date. FreeFileSync is a utility that fits the bill quite nicely, since it automates the af
Publish At:2015-01-11 19:30 | Read:5321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Articles Reviews backup floss FreeFileSync linux linux open

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