Ransomware is a form of malware specifically designed to hold your computer “ransom.” You might see a message telling you that you must pay a sum of money to a certain party within 24 hours or all your files will be deleted. You might also see “FBI Warnings” saying you violated federal law and must pay a fine to a specific source.
Originally this was a phenomenon only desktop users needed to worry about. But the threat has gone mobile as well, with some Android and iOS devices being targeted in similar ways. A mobile device affected by ransomware could see the same results as a desktop device—it would be locked down with a “ransom” message displayed.
Fortunately, most phones are safe from harm, as the devices automatically back up data. The major problem is computers that get affected.
There are two main solutions to the problem of ransomware, one of which is far more effective than the other. They are:
For more information about how to protect your computer from ransomware, talk to the team at IDMI.Net today.
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