bad guys are dissing Avira in their code, we must be doing something right.
Backup your files – then disconnect the device — Back up your data at regular intervals then disconnect the hard drive from your machine. While ransomware tactics evolve rapidly, so far the bad guys can not encrypt what is not a live connection.
Be skeptical about everything – If an email looks odd – whether it from a friend or a widow in distress – don’t open it or the attachments.
As a PR Consultant and journalist, Frink has covered IT security issues for a number of security software firms, as well as provided reviews and insight on the beer and automotive industries (but usually not at the same time). Otherwise, he’s known for making a great bowl of popcorn and extraordinary messes in a kitchen.