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Restrict access to USB drive to only select programs

  1. #11

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    I was actually a bit more worried about that ransomware kind of thing than a full out delete. You know where they encrypt your files (possibly sometimes even without intention ever to give you the correct key if you pay). It was in the news once. But this really seems like something that should become quite popular. But I get your point, yes my main goal in backing up is against my idiot mistakes or theft. Thanks for the help, I seem to understand it a bit better now.

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  2. #12

    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Yea, but they 'lock' it, rather than delete it. More often they do this with websites that lack the latest security upgrades, the fault of the website owner and/or host, unless you run their malware on your personal computer (UAC prompt, though). It happened to my business' website due to our host's negligence in updating their security, but we had backups that we uploaded in place of the big ugly ransom note. Paying those guys to unlock your website basically gives them license/ability/desire to hack others, so... very bad idea. people are basically paying these thieves to mug them and others. lol. It's like paying the mob for 'security', which ensures that everyone must pay, or get hurt or worse.

    Eh, sorry for going off on that tangent, but good luck with the backups, and take care. Any other questions, feel free to post!
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  3. #13

    I use MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool:: to "harden" security with USB devices, it's small footprint, free and works good.
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