Make electronic and physical back-ups or copies of all your important files. Data can be lost in many ways including malware, computer malfunctions, theft, viruses, and accidental deletion. Use an online backup tool to keep your important documents safe.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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