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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Protect Your Backups from Virus and Ransomware Attacks

The best thing to invest in for all of your tech devices is a reliable backup system. You never know when the next computer or technology disaster will strike and the list is endless. Your backup will allow you to recover your files after most technology failures, but threats like ransomware can attack your devices and your backup. Doesn't matter if you use an external hard drive or the cloud for backups, a ransomware attack can get access to your backup and destroy all of your files wherever you save them. So how can you protect your backups from such attacks? Keep reading to find the answers:

1. Understand what backup is. For those of you who don't know, backing up is the practice of making sure your files are copied to multiple places. In the event of a technology disaster, you can recover your files and continue where you left off. You can always buy new devices, but you can never replace photos, videos, and documents that are stored on your devices in a ransomware attack. The act of backing up isn't too hard of a process, but knowing the right way to backup your information can be a challenge because there are so many backup technologies out there. Here are the different forms of backup:

  • External hard drive. External Hard Drive is a device that usually plugs into your desktop or laptop computer. With the aid of Windows File History or Apple's Time Machine, your files are automatically copied to your external hard drive. Seagate: ( and Western Digital