Staying one step ahead of malware.
Keep your operating system up-to-date. In the case of WannaCry ransomware, the latest Windows 10 operating system was not vulnerable, since the flaw it exploited wasn’t present in the new operating system. Bookmark all your trusted sites. Malicious sites can look almost identical to the real thing, with similar URLs. This method of tricking users is also called phishing. Trend Micro’s ransomware white paper found that 20 percent of all ransomware infections in 2016 came from accessing ransomware-laden web pages. Never entertain spam messages. Spam is also more sophisticated these days, employing social engineering techniques to emotionally lure victims into clicking. The same white paper by Trend Micro found that 79 percent of all ransomware came via spam.