Worried about Ransomware?
You aren’t alone. Microsoft is currently testing a new feature called “controlled folders”. In essence documents in your controlled folder will have greater protection from malicious apps and other threats. How? Microsoft will closely monitor changes to anything in a controlled folder, and will receive notification should something “fishy” is going on. The attacker will then be blacklisted.
These security updates are expected to roll out this September. In the meantime, remember – your initial defence is to go back to the basics:
Don’t click on suspicious links (including text messages to your smartphone)
Ensure your security patches are up to date
Install protective software
Choose strong passwords – your phone number is NOT a strong password 😊
Perform regular backups
Ignore emails from folk you don’t know
When “Microsoft Technical Support” phones you – hang up! Microsoft will not call you.
Of course, we are always happy to help! Give us a call at 604-538-5424 to book a tuneup and security review.