One of the worst Ransomware infections is going on right now. Please prepare yourself so that your data isn’t taken hostage. If you haven’t heard about it, read about this widespread form of malware. While the initial malware has been slowed, new variants are still out there running wild.
How to Protect Yourself
Microsoft has released a patch to block the exploit being used by WannaCry. Go to the Microsoft Knowledgebase to learn more and get the patches.
Make sure you have good anti-virus software and verify that it is updated. Most reliable vendors have already released updates that detect and block WannaCry. If you don’t have a good one, we’re fans of ZoneAlarm Extreme Security.
Backup your computer! C’mon, I know most of you rarely if ever backup. Make sure you also backup to something offsite so that your backup can’t get infected.
Protect Your Web Site
I wrote a post on our Web Design Solutions Unleashed site entitled Your Web Site is Under Attack and How to Protect It. It contains very important information for anyone who has a Web site with specific information for those who have a WordPress powered site. Yes, your site is being attacked constantly. Make sure you are protecting the site so it doesn’t get infected or shut down.
Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.