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If you’re a Mac user, beware of ‘ransomware’

Ransomware, a malware that hit over 6,000 people over the weekend, sneaks onto your computer by way of common torrent software (i.e. Transmission for Mac), restricts access to part or all of your computer, until you pay a ransom fee.

Parents with kids should be aware–many teens use torrent software to download pirated music, movies, and television shows. This content can often come with ‘phishing’ software – prying for personal information, including addresses, credit card information, and bank account passwords.

Although this is alarming being the first ransomware has hit the Macintosh operating system, security experts are noting to not overreact and keep the following tips in mind:

Ransomware protection tips

Courtesy: Symantec

  • Regularly back up any files stored on your computer
  • Always keep your security software up to date
  • Keep your operating system and other software updated
  • Delete any suspicious-looking emails you receive

Dinesafe app for Toronto – CityNews

City digital media correspondent Winston Sih takes a closer look at an app that allows you to view the health inspection levels of all Toronto restaurants.

Catch Connected City with Winston Sih on his weekly segment airing on CityNews: The 5.  View all previous segments by clicking here.