Over 100 countries were affected over Mother's Day weekend in the largest computer Ransomware attack of all time called "WannaCry". The name is pretty appropriate because if you got the below screen, you felt like crying...
Fortunately, this was limited to PC users and not Mac users. The NSA divulged the hack and Microsoft made it possible by leaving so many of their users unprotected. Microsoft management might say that "you can lead a horse to water but cannot make him drink". That might be true, but abandoning one of their most successful platforms, "XP" and no longer providing security and support for it opened the door wide for the bad guys.
It is crucial to make sure your SmartPhones and Computers are current with all of the local patches. Almost every month, there is an upgrade pushed out. Just today, I received the newest Apple iOS 10.3.2 upgrade.
Dr Wireless has been trained by Microsoft, the FBI, and other Cyber Security authorities on risk management and how to mitigate the threat of cyber security. Schedule a Dr Wireless Security Appointment now and sleep better tonight. For homes, small and medium sized businesses, we do an assessment, make recommendations, and then give a talk to employees explaining what not to do and why. The cost for this service is $200. We will do this locally in Southern California or by computer Webinar, if out of our immediate area. Contact Dr Wireless for details.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.