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Backup your information before you travel

Back up your contacts, photos, videos and other mobile device data with another device or cloud-base backup service before setting off on a trip.

Follow the 3-2-1 rule for backups

The 3-2-1 rule is a great general framework for backing up your data: Have at least 3 total copies of your data backed up. Ensure 2 of them are local but are on different media (e.g., external hard drives or SD cards). Keep 1 offsite, likely in a cloud-based backup service.

Make backups to reduce the threat from ransomware

A 2018 ransomware attack against the City of Atlanta 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 […]

Ransomware primer: The risks and what you can do

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing forms of malware.

Back up your important data in the cloud

Making a full backup of your phone or tablet once required connecting it to a local computer. Now there are more convenient cloud-based alternatives, including Apple iCloud and Google Drive, for making secure copies of your apps, logins and other data for easy restoration on any compatible mobile device. Your PC can similarly be backed […]

Why virus protection alone is not enough

Fact: Virus protection is helpful in staving off cyberattacks. Myth: It is the only tool you need for safe computing. Pretty much everyone who uses the Internet is bound to encounter one of those online ads that promises to defend your entire computer. The ad begins with some variation on the idea that “your computer isn’t safe,” […]