Last week I went down to LSU to attend a Business Breakfast. The speaker was Lisa Traina, CPA and Worldwide Information Security Guru.
What you want to do RIGHT NOW is back up all your stuff. CELLPHONE, Email, photos, files, etc. Stop what you’re doing and go to Wally World, spend $100 bucks on an external drive and do as I say.
In the cyber world, we’ve all heard of malware. Viruses and Trojans and Spyware, oh, my! But the latest scam is something called RANSOMWARE. The terrorist hackers will lock you down unless you agree to pay them.
Rule #1 when dealing with terrorists: DON’T.
And because you BACKED IT UP, you don’t have to.
HOWEVER, some truly evil geniuses have taken RANSOMWARE to a whole new level. That computer controlled pacemaker you count on to live? They can turn that sucker off.
The only “science fiction” in my book CHIMERA is time travel. All the other technology, RFID chips, nanobots in the bloodstream controlled by the central office, microwave weaponry, genetically engineered animals.
THAT’S ALL REAL.
Now. Back it up!