Tech Tip Red Alert: How To Protect Yourself From WannaCry Ransomware

The ransomware known as “WannaCry” or “WannaCrypt has been hitting out-of-date Windows PC’s in 150 countries, shutting down major institutions like hospitals, government health agencies, universities, banks, and much more.

This article on CNET gives instructions on how to protect yourself BEFORE an infection occurs. ( https://www.cnet.com/how-to/wannacry-ransomware-how-to-protect-your-pc/?ftag=CAD3c77551&bhid=26689912018238158329736074389495 )

Microsoft has even issued a patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, which haven’t been supported for years. You can find links to the update patches from Microsoft in the above-referenced article.

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Basic PC security measures

Ransomware is no joke. There are several things you should be doing to protect yourself from multiple varieties of ransomware.  You can download this .PDF guide to Cybersecurity For The Home And Small Business User courtesy of Temecool Computer Repair of Temecula, California.

With the right precautions, you can make it highly unlikely that you’ll ever be hit with ransomware. While no defense is 100% perfect against every virus written, you can run with about a 95% chance of never getting infected, and a pretty decent chance of recovering if you do.

Take the time to invest in precautions and good computer habits today. It can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars later.

If you need help, please contact Temecool Computer Repair for guidance in staying out of ransomware’s sights.

 

 

 

TCR President Dan Stafford on why Temecool Computer Repair goes all-out to help people with technology:

This is why we do what we do.

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MWGIC – Episode 015: Interview With Multi-Entrepreneur, TEDx Organizer & Speaker, Business Coach, And YES Place Charity Founder Denis Nurmela

Denis Nurmela is a national and international public speaker, founder of multiple businesses, founder of two charity foundations, certfied hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, and business coach.

This interview is wide-ranging and amazing. By far the best episode this show has had the privilege to produce, you will not want to miss this one.

You can find YES Place at http://www.yesplace.org/ .

You can find YES College at http://yescollege.org/index.html .

You can find Mind Massage Spas at http://mindmassagespas.com/index.html .

You can find Denis Nurmela for speaking engagements at http://theyesman.org/ .

You can find Denis Nurmela for business coaching at http://www.myconsciouscoach.com/ .

Happy Vulcan fingers to you, from the Agent of 42! \\//_

Thank you for listening,

Dan Stafford – the Midwestern Geek In Cali

Episode link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/midwesterngeekin-cali-podcast-episode-015interview-with-multi-entrepreneurtedx-organizer-amp-speakerbusinesscoach-and-yesplace-charityfounder-denis-n/

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 014: Eff The Ransomware And The Less-Noisy End Of The World

I’ll be covering several topics in today’s episode:

Episode link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/midwestern-geek-in-cali-podcast-episode-014-eff-the-ransomware-and-the-less-noisy-end-of-the-world/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO’s, unique geek issues, and more. We’ll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening.

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 013: Seaweed To Seawater In An Electropunk Universe

I’ll be covering several topics in today’s episode:

Episode link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-013-seaweed-to-seawater-in-an-electropunk-universe/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO’s, unique geek issues, and more. We’ll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening.

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 012: Interview With Glenn Grant Of Endeavor Production Group

Glenn Grant of Endeavor Production Group discusses life, the universe, and video production and marketing in the digital era.

You’ll find Glenn’s insights very helpful in your business life, and his tips on technique and tech are great. A unique voice in a rapidly-changing industry, this is an interview not-to-be-missed.

A little about Glenn:

Title: Creative Director

In addition to producing dozens of local television commercials and corporate projects each year, Glenn is responsible for developing original programming for the Endeavor Production Group. Glenn received his BFA in Film and Television Production from Chapman University, and began his career working on travel videos including location work in Africa, Australia, Europe and South America. Recent projects include work for the cities of Murrieta and Temecula. Glenn’s current projects include a number of promotional videos for Federal Signal Technologies and HelioPower Solar.

Give Glenn a listen! You’ll be glad you did.

Happy Vulcan fingers to you, from the Agent of 42! \\//_

 

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 011: Dinosaur Bones And Temporal Torture

I’ll be covering several topics in today’s episode, and I have a story about dinosaur bones:

Podbean Episode Link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-011-dinosaur-bones-and-temporal-torture/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO’s, unique geek issues, and more. We’ll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening. (Episode courtesy of our founder & President, Dan Stafford)

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 010: Magnetoverse And The Titanium Hardware Stores

I’ll be covering several topics in today’s episode:

Podbean Episode Link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-010-magnetoverse-and-the-titanium-hardware-stores/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO’s, unique geek issues, and more. We’ll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening. (Episode courtesy of our founder & President, Dan Stafford)

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 009: April Fools’ Day In A Universe Of Extremes

I’ll be covering several topics in today’s episode:

Podbean Episode Link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/midwestern-geek-in-cali-podcast-episode-009-april-fools-day-in-a-universe-of-etremes/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO’s, unique geek issues, and more. We’ll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening. (Episode courtesy of our founder & President, Dan Stafford)

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 008: Neural Lace, And This Is The Droid I Was Looking For

I’ll be covering several topics in today’s episode:

Podbean Episode Link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-008-neural-lace-and-this-is-the-droid-i-was-looking-for/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO’s, unique geek issues, and more. We’ll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening. (Episode courtesy of our founder & President, Dan Stafford)

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Midwestern Geek In Cali Podcast – Episode 007: Flicks, Tricks, And Premonitions

I’ll be covering several topics in today’s episode:

Podbean Episode Link: https://aquarianm.podbean.com/e/episode-007-flicks-tricks-and-premonitions/

This podcast in general will talk about tech, sci-fi, space news, UFO’s, unique geek issues, and more. We’ll also discuss differences between the West Coast (So-Cal) and the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. The Universe is vast. So will be our discussions.

Thank you for listening. (Episode courtesy of our founder & President, Dan Stafford)

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