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How not to get hacked: Follow these steps to stay safe from WannaCry ransomware

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In recent days, the “WannaCry” ransomware has been causing chaos worldwide for individuals, businesses and public bodies. The virus encrypts data on infected computers then asks users to pay a “ransom” in order to receive a code that unencrypts the data. However, this kind of infection can be avoided in most cases by following a few simple steps.

 

1. Always keep your antivirus software and operating system up to date. Microsoft immediately reacted by releasing a security patch for users to download;

 

2. Never open email attachments from unknown contacts, no matter what the file type;

 

3. Never click on links sent by email from unknown contacts;

 

4. Delete and mark as spam any emails you receive from unknown senders;

 

5. Don’t browse or click on links featured on websites that aren’t approved by your internet browser;

 

6. Never hook up unknown external storage devices (hard drive, USB stick, CD, etc.) to your computer;

 

7. Regularly backup files to an external hard drive that is then disconnected from your computer;

 

8. If your PC does get infected, never pay the “ransom” — there’s no guarantee that your files will be recovered.

 

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