Cyber security

There is a lot of talk lately about cyber security and hackers using Trojans and viruses to “lock” people’s computer. They are unable to get in and retrieve their data unless they pay a ransom. Do not pay a ransom. First thing you need to do is unplug the network cable to your computer. If you are connected to wifi (wireless network) then unplug the wireless router and/or cable modem.
After that, restart your computer and boot into safe mode, now you should be able to access your data.

cyber security
Hacker typing on a laptop

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    This is great. I teach middle school computers, and we just finished a unit on cyber security. So many people get lost and panic, and I love that you have clear directions on what they should do. I always worry about my elderly parents. I plan to share this page with them. Thanks!

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