If you use an external HDD for backup, be mindful of it’s lifespan, it won’t last forever. HDD failure rates rise abruptly in the fourth year and beyond, so if you’re wary of losing a key backup, make sure to have other drives in the mix and/or use a cloud-based backup solution.
One of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats is Ransomware, because its harm is so hard to fix. Your choices end up being; paying a ransom that won’t even guarantee safe return of your data, or possibly losing that information forever. Use local and cloud backup that can help by giving you full backup copies to […]
Data is a lucrative target for cybercriminals. If your accounts become compromised, they could access your sensitive data and personal information. Backup programs mitigate the risk that bad actors delete or hold data ransom. Automated programs can even schedule routine backups at an interval to ensure your most recent data is protected. Storing this backup […]
It’s best practice to backup your most important data before any updates. If there should be a technical malfunction during the upgrade, you will at least have a backup to fall back on. An additional advantage is that you are at less risk when you update your applications and operating systems.
Data can be lost in many ways including ransomware, malware, computer malfunctions, viruses, and accidental deletion. Use electronic and physical back-ups or copies of your most important files. Best practice is to also use an online backup tool as an added layer of security to keep your important documents safe.
A 2021 ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline highlighted the risks of this form of malware, which encrypts your data and holds the decryption key hostage until you pay a fee. It’s possible to reduce ransomware‘s impact by making regular backups, either locally or in the cloud, so you can fall back on a clean copy […]
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