Mercy Pilkington has been a tech industry news writer for nearly ten years. She regularly covers topics such as software, cybercrime, and digital innovation.
Articles by Mercy Pilkington
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What would you do if your entire digital life—work files, email accounts, social media accounts, and even your purchased music and your family photos—was held for ransom? You have 24 hours to pay $5,000 or lose it all.
It can happen if you don’t keep Windows updated.
Virus-laden email attachments have been around for decades, but they’re certainly not old news. In fact, millions of computer users around the world use desktop email software instead of browser-based tools such as Gmail. As a result, you’re exposing your operating system to downloads every time you open an email rather than merely viewing it online.
Your computer is a treasure chest of important files and sensitive data. If a virus infects your computer, your personal information could end up in the wrong hands. At the very least, your photos, downloaded music, and movies, even saved emails could be lost forever.