Recently, it seems that cloud applications have been the source of being an unintentional malware transfer. Whether you’re looking for anime on a Google Doc or maybe a college textbook in PDF form, you may be downloading viruses that can harm your computer and compromise your file security.
Ways attackers used to get into your system are by sending dangerous Office files to your cloud.
Affected Cloud drives include Google Drive coming in at #1 most affected, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Amazon S3, Github, and 225 others.
To read more in depth about this, visit this article here.
Ways to protect your Cloud drives against malware are:
- Using a proper antivirus that defends against ransomware. I recommend Avast Antivirus. It also has a setting that helps you organize your hard drive and clean up your PC.
- Updating your PC to the latest updates to ensure maximum security
- Ad-blockers to remove infected ads and safe browsers that filter harmful links and downloads
- Disconnecting and fixing infected devices immediately
- Create backups for your files physically and digitally in case of disaster
- Ignore suspicious emails and report them – i.e. phishing attempts
For more in depth ways to protect yourself, visit this article here.
As for making sure all your important files are where you need them to be easily found, remember to organize your files with Dokkio for free using our automatic file sorting system – then upload all of your important documents to a USB for backup.
As always, happy sorting!