How to protect your smart-device from ransomware threats
Smart-device ransomware is spreading like wildfire, and we’re seeing the most egregious cases of this in the UK.
We’ve seen ransomware infections of over 100,000 devices in the past month, with some cases affecting over 5,000 users.
While ransomware is a major concern, we need to take smart device security seriously.
In this guide, we’re going to walk you through how to make sure your smart device is protected from ransomware, and how to protect against it.
The first step is to ensure that your smart devices are running the latest version of Android and Windows 10, which means that any files you’ve downloaded from the internet or a USB stick will be deleted if you lose access to them.
Next, make sure you are using a good, solid encryption solution.
There are multiple ransomware threats that have come to the UK in recent months, so it’s a good idea to get in the habit of protecting your device.
A lot of ransomware has a unique style that we’ve seen, which makes it difficult for us to analyse and identify, but if you’ve followed our tips, you should be able to protect most devices.
A good ransomware solution For ransomware to be successful, the attacker must compromise the user’s device, either by compromising the operating system or compromising a trusted third-party service such as the email provider.
This could be done by installing a malicious app that downloads an unwanted app or app-specific files, or by using a malware scanner.
We’re also seeing ransomware spreading through social engineering attacks.
For example, ransomware that infects a target’s Twitter account will use an email trick to trick a victim into installing an app or downloading files from a third-parties website.
A smart-card-less ransomware solution Many ransomware threats are not able to infect a smart-phone or tablet by themselves, so we recommend that you only install ransomware apps and services from trusted third parties.
This means that you should always use a good security app, such as Locky.
Once installed, Locky will detect whether or not you are running a trusted app, and it will warn you if you’re infected with ransomware.
If you have a ransomware app installed, you can turn it off to block ransomware.
A bad password is also one of the most common reasons for ransomware infections, so if you are infected by ransomware, make use of the bad password option.
You can also protect yourself by using two-factor authentication for all your online banking and payments accounts.
If your bank has a two-step authentication method, it should also be on lock down, because ransomware can be installed on the victim’s devices and downloaded.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can protect your smartphone and tablet from ransomware by using anti-malware software, such a WPA2-WPA2 (Enterprise and Enterprise Server) and WPA-PSK.
Finally, if you don’t have an anti-virus solution yet, consider upgrading to the latest one.
In a nutshell, ransomware is an online threat that encrypts files on your device and then encrypts the files on another device.
If a malicious software infection has infected your device, it can take control of your computer, taking control of all your files, apps, documents, and personal information.
This can make your device completely unusable for your everyday tasks, and many people choose to pay with bitcoin, which can be transferred to a safe address.