You can minimise your susceptibility to ransomware attacks by:
Ransomware will generally present itself clearly, in that your device will be unusable and there will be a message demanding payment.
It is best to detect ransomware before an attack by using an up-to date anti-virus program.
You can detect the phishing attempts that lead to ransomware by being vigilant when reading emails and visiting websites which ask you to click on links or download programs. If you receive an unusual email from what appears to be a trusted source (i.e. strange language used, offers something that seems too good to be true, etc.) consider contacting that source independently offline.
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