If you are a Windows user and your Windows software is up-to-date (Windows 10) – no worries.
If you are an Apple/Mac user – no worries.
If not, continue reading…
By now you’ve probably heard about the “Wanna Cry” malware/virus attack that is taking place GLOBALLY.
What You Should Know
This is a NASTY piece of malware additionally holding you hostage for the fix (aka ransomeware).
If your Windows computer gets infected, it encrypts the files on your Windows PC and you have to pay a ransom to unlock your files.
It appears to only be targeting OLD WINDOWS SOFTWARE, both at the PC level and the server level.
Apple IOS users apparently don’t have to worry about this.
If you are way behind on updating Windows, XP or even further back, YOU ARE AT RISK.
There is no “fix” for this if you get infected.
What You Should Do
Again, if you are currently using the most up-to-date Windows software – no worries! You should be fine.
If you are running an old version of Windows, you should upgrade immediately. If you’re computer starts up and says Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (all VERY old operating systems), you are a prime target for the Wanna Cry malware/virus.
In any case, you should make sure your Windows computers are all running the most current version of Windows with the current “patches.”
The current version of Windows is Windows 10. (Windows versions)
If you are running Windows 10 the Wanna Cry malware/virus shouldn’t be an issue for you.
No matter what operating system you are using on your computers, even if you are running Apple IOS, keeping your client operating software current is a BEST PRACTICE.
Make sure you are running regular backups (even if you are an Apple IOS user). The only protection you might have when these things happen is to access your backups.
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