With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, travel has already ramped up more than an average 300% from 2020 according to the TSA. Whether it’s visiting family or finally taking that vacation that was indefinitely delayed, you’ll want to make sure all of your smart devices are secure while traveling to keep your information safe. After all, getting […]
It’s always important when traveling to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. Before you set off on your next adventure be sure to back up your contacts, financial info, photos, videos, and other to another device or cloud service in case your device is compromised, and you have to […]
While local backups are generally safe, sometimes, malware or ransomware can spread to the backed up files. Additionally, a USB drive or external hard drive could get lost or destroyed, taking all of your files with it. A cloud-based backup solution is an internet service that stores all of your files online, Total Defense internet […]
Should you store your data on a hard drive or in the cloud?
You can rebuild your computer system if everything is backed up, but it’s possible some of the programs you reinstall will be outdated. This subjects your computer to possible malware or ransomware attacks. That’s why you need to remember to update the software on your computer after rebuilding a system from a backup.
External hard drives are valuable parts of a backup strategy, even if you also use a cloud-based solution. Make sure to keep it in a safe place when using one, where it won’t fall or get buried under other objects. Think about transferring its contents to other media after 4 years, when the risk of […]
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