Jeffrey Mincey on a dangerous trend that stalks everyone, from Mac and PC owner, to large IT departments.
Part of the problem is that today’s computer systems– whether the Mac or PC you use each day, or so-called hardened systems run by large corporations, banks, or other agencies, are extremely complicated; complex to a fault, and all those layers of complexity breed opportunities for malware to take root and spread.
What can be done to prevent a ransomware attack?
First, keep your Mac updated with Apple’s latest versions. Second, beware of which websites you visit, and which files you download. A few clicks on the wrong website URL or a free app to download can cause plenty of misery and make you the news.