Is Your Computer Safe from Russian Cyber Attacks?
The aggression by Russians against Ukraine has resulted in unthinkable loss of life, destruction of property in Ukraine cities and villages, and escalated threats by Russian military and government of further aggression and cyber attacks.
The war seems far away. Should we be worried? Some of my clients are asking me what can be done to protect themselves from cyber attacks by Russia. Could cyber war reach us here?
Cyber criminals seek targets who can pay the millions of dollars to get their computers and locked data back into operation after a ransom-ware attack. Our government computer security experts and big companies IT departments are trying to put better protection in place. It is unlikely that you and I will be the targeted victim of a cyber attack.
That being said, if you have installed my recommended protection software and keep it renewed, your computer is protected:
- 1. Emsisoft anti-malware blocks 98% of virus, malware and ransom-ware.
- 2. Malwarebytes Browser Guard strops malvertising, malware, scams and the silent download of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
- 3. Thor Software Updater automates updating vulnerable out-of-date software
- 4. You have to be wary to not click on links, buttons or attachments in e-mails. Your e-mail provider tries to deliver suspicious e-mails to your spam or junk folder. Please refrain from being curious and opening them.
These Monday e-mails are written to educate you about what you can do and what you should not do to protect your computer from cyber attacks and scams.
I wish you safe computing. I am committed to protect your computers at an affordable price. Call 239-567-0104 to learn about our new monthly training program “Learn Computers 101.” Thank you for trusting me to keep your computers healthy. Contact us at 239-567-0104 when it is time to renew your protection software, or if you need computer and internet help. Be well.
By Linda Lindquist, September 12, 2022