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Three Ways To Avoid Ransomware On Your Mobile Device

By May 2, 2017March 1st, 2023Cybersecurity


Olmec Systems, Inc

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing cybercrimes in history. Did you know that mobile infections of ransomware have quadrupled in the last year? Ransomware is malicious software that blocks all access to your mobile device and you are then instructed to pay a ransom to regain access to your phone and data. Let’s explore 3 ways you can prevent a ransomware infection on your mobile device, coming up next.

Mobile devices have become an important part of many people’s lives, losing access could lead to lost business, missed appointments, or even worse, no communication in an emergency situation. Here are 3 ways you can prevent getting ransomware on your mobile device.

1. Use Trusted Websites – It is important to visit only trusted sites on your mobile device and stay away from questionable websites; many of these questionable websites can infect you without you even knowing it.

2. Only Download Apps From A Trusted Source – Apps are a great way to add functionality to your device, but attackers often hide their code inside seemingly harmless software. Before downloading any new app, ensure it is from a trusted source and has a good number of positive ratings.

3. Be careful With Attachments –Many of today’s attacks are spread through email attachments. For this reason, inspect the attachment name and file type for anything that looks suspicious and avoid opening unexpected attachments before speaking with the person who sent them.

Though we would all like to think that “it won’t happen to me”, technology attacks are affecting the daily lives of millions. By taking a few simple steps, you can significantly increase your chances of staying safe and not being a victim. If you would like to make sure your mobile devices, computers, and networks are safe, give our team a call.

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Chris Forte

Chris Forte, President and CEO of Olmec Systems, has been in the MSP workspace for the past 25 years. Chris earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a current member of the New Jersey Power Partners and Executive Association of New Jersey, where he has previously served on its board of directors. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling with his family. He also admits to being a struggling golfer and avid watcher of college football and basketball. He currently lives in Boonton Township, NJ with his wife, two daughters, son, and black lab Luna.