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How to prevent ransomware attacks as a real threat

 How to prevent ransomware attacks as a real threat

How to prevent ransomware attacks as a real threat

      Ransomware attacks are becoming more and more common, and prevention is the best tool we have for protecting ourselves.

      It's a threat that has not stopped growing last year.  Which has made that various governments around the world begin to take action on this issue.

  It's been nearly 30 years since the first ransomware attack, and today it's a fairly significant threat.  We must consider that even the US government has raised the threat to the same level of terrorism and the numbers do not stop rising.  This is why it is so important to know how to prevent ransomware attacks.  As the saying goes "better safe than sorry" and in this case, it couldn't be more accurate.

  Ransomware works by encrypting the victim's data, making it impossible to read.  If the victim wants to recover his files, he must pay the attacker a sum in order to rescue them.  However, there is no guarantee that the files will be released, even if we agree to pay.  In most cases, the attacker disappears and does not allow us to access the affected files.

  How to prevent or avoid ransomware attacks

  Therefore, it is very important to avoid or prevent ransomware attacks and in order to protect our network from cybercriminals, we must implement the latest anti-ransomware solutions and be extremely careful when browsing the web.

  Install antivirus and antivirus software

  It is clear that an antivirus that is compatible with Windows 11 or the system we are using, must be a reliable program and from a reputable company, after all, we leave our files under its protection.

  It is one of the best cyber security solutions today.  These programs contain the latest technologies, content filters, and virus scanning tools that allow us to detect and block a threat before it can run on our system.

  When we apply the latest antivirus software, we boost our system and can work with peace of mind.  In addition, it is better to accompany a good antivirus carefully, what do we mean by that?  We have to make sure which sites we visit and which files we download.  Antivirus can't do all the work for us, we have to be careful and, at the slightest doubt;  Not accessing the site or downloading the file.

  Avoid unknown USB devices

  It is very common, many USB drives can leave malware on our computer, including ransomware.  It is a "common" practice for many cybercriminals to leave infected devices in public in the hope that someone will want to use them.  Therefore, it is not ideal to use unknown USB devices.

  Do not open suspicious email attachments

  Email attachments are one of the most common and unfortunately effective ways to spread ransomware.  If the sender's email address looks suspicious.  Then we will have to proceed to immediately delete the message.  We will never open any facility we have not requested, under any view.

  Use a VPN to prevent attacks

  This is something very necessary when we are using a public Wi-Fi, it is advisable to encrypt it with a VPN or a VPN, which will keep our devices safe from the weakness of the network we are using.  This way we avoid access to our confidential data.

  Keep your operating system and applications updated

  This is a basic and basic thing when it comes to cyber security in general.  Updating software exposes our system to vulnerabilities.  This is why it is important to update everything we use to the latest version.  This way, cybercriminals will face more difficult things when it comes to finding security breaches in your system.