A very Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it this week!
By now you've seen it: email that claims your email account has been hacked, and by the way, here's a password of yours. And it really is one of your passwords! It's not nearly as bad as they threaten.
You've probably got OneDrive, now start using it for nearly continuous backup. Seriously. It's cool. You can do it with other cloud providers too.
And now that you have OneDrive, how about using it to automatically back up the photos and videos from your smartphone? Yep, you can and should do that too!
As always, I hope you find this week's newsletter helpful...
The questionable email message that this person was reporting describes how this person's account had been hacked, how changing the password wouldn't help, and that it was being held for ransom to be paid in Bitcoin. And, indeed, it appeared to be “From:” this person's email address.
“Complete BS” is quite accurate. It's one of a couple of variants of phishing attempts to fool you into paying that Bitcoin ransom.
It's not even the scariest one: there's another that includes a password.
A password you've actually used.
Continue Reading: Has a Hacker Really Hacked My Email Account?
This is all good — but we can do better.
Best practices for a robust backup strategy call for keeping a backup copy off-site. OneDrive, included as part of Windows 10, can do that automatically.
We'll set up OneDrive, and then make a couple of changes to other applications to make our use of OneDrive for backing up nearly transparent.
Continue Reading: Using OneDrive for Nearly Continuous Backup
I'm going to take a small departure from my usual PC-centric discussions, and talk for a moment about using your smartphone.
Specifically, I want to show you how to install and use OneDrive as an automatic way of backing up the photographs you take using your smartphone.
I'll use my Google Pixel XL for these examples, but the concept applies to just about any smartphone running either IOS or Android.
Continue Reading: Back Up Smartphone Photos Using OneDrive
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