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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

How to save and manage data usage on your smartphone

  • Tip 1: Turn off Wi-Fi assist
  • Tip 2: Save your Google Maps offline on your device on Wi-Fi to prevent downloading when out and about.
  • Tip 3: Snapchat user? Turn on ‘travel mode’
  • Tip 4: Manage your background updates on apps
  • Tip 5: Listen to Spotify, read Next Issue? Turn on offline downloads and sync music on Wi-Fi
  • Tip 6: Disable Facebook autoplay videos
  • Tip 7: Turn off auto-update on apps over cellular

Travel tech accessories for summer – Cityline

From drones to solar-charged backpacks, Winston Sih shows us the coolest new tech must-haves for all of your summer adventures.

As aired on Cityline, Monday, April 27, 2015, on City.

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