Protecting yourself against ransomware with advice from Prof. Faisal Akkawi of Northwestern University

Matt Bubala

FILE – This file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Researchers at a cybersecurity firm say they have identified vulnerabilities in software widely used by millions of connected devices…flaws that could be exploited by hackers to penetrate business and home computer networks and disrupt them. Potentially affected devices from an estimated 150 manufacturers range from networked thermometers to “smart” plugs and printers to office routers and healthcare appliances to components of industrial control systems. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

With a recent rise in ransomware attacks against school computer systems, Northwestern University professor Faisal Akkawi joins Matt Bubala to explain how we can protect our most vital information, both professional and personal, against these cyber attacks.

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