Ransomware is malware that takes over your computer and holds it hostage and demands payment before your computer will function properly again. Ransomware seizes control of the computer, can terminate programs, encrypts data so it will not open up, and makes programs inaccessible – except to reach locations which allow you to pay the ransom. You’ve been Jacked!
We hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful spring weather outside and is enjoying this beautiful week. With Spring comes a sense of renewal and change.
A System Cleanup for Your Computer Can Renew Performance
A password can be the only thing between you and the ‘bad guys’, so secure your important data, by creating strong passwords.
During the summer, have you had friends or family come to visit and camp out on your computer and download all sorts of things? Is your computer running slower now or freezing and crashing? 0r did you discover that your email or your browser has been hijacked? It might just be that you have picked up a virus (or two or three or 10)!
When you are considering getting a new computer, don’t base your decision solely on how fast the processor is, or how much RAM (memory) is installed. Make and model are important, but it’s just as important to get a system that will perform the tasks you want it to on a consistent basis.
“A child can now be at greater risk sitting in a bedroom on a computer, than outside the school gates,” the Home Secretary has said.
Theresa May said cyber-crime was a serious problem which caused more losses than burglars stealing televisions and DVDs from homes.
The new National Crime Agency (NCA) would help tackle this and make people “feel safer”, she said.