Protection Against Ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the computer’s files, preventing users from accessing them.
It then demands payment in exchange for decrypting these files. The ransom note will often offer a decryption key if payment is made within a specific timeframe, giving victims the false impression that they have to pay up to get their data back.
In recent years, ransomware has become one of the most common forms of malware and is used by both criminals and governments to make money and cause chaos.
Luckily there are ways to protect your computer from such a threat.
First, make sure that you are running antivirus software regularly. It’s also important that you keep this software up-to-date.
Second, make sure your backup plan includes an external storage system such as CrashPlan cloud backup. This way, if your computer is ever compromised by ransomware, you’ll still be able to recover all of your data from backup.
Cloud backups have become a popular backup option for most corporate entities.
The process of creating a cloud backup is simple and easy, as it only requires that the data be uploaded to an online storage provider.
However, there are some disadvantages to using cloud backups. One disadvantage is the lack of privacy because with some providers, you are required to disclose your data to them, and they may share it with other customers or third parties.
Another disadvantage is the security issue since you have no control over how your data is stored or how it’s being protected from malicious hackers, unlike a physical backup where you can set up passwords and encryption for maximum security.
Zero-knowledge cloud backup removes this concern by only storing encryption keys with the provider. This process means that they never know what data they are backing up; you retain control over what is shared and with whom. You decide which files to share and where they are uploaded to without worries about hackers or government agencies accessing your information.