Protection Against Ransomware 2022 Tips: Do these NOW!

For almost a decade — and counting — ransomware has been a massive security headache for individuals and businesses alike. More than just some malicious codes, it’s now considered a type of terrorism or a weapon of war.

The good news is that you can prevent ransomware without spending any money. You only need to understand how it works and avoid it.

This post will explain ransomware in layperson’s terms and how you can keep yourself safe from this scam. The key is to pay attention and take the issue seriously.

Dong’s note: I originally published this post on May 24, 2018, and updated it on November 5, 2022, with more practical information on how to stay safe.

Ransomware warning
Here’s an actual message left by ransomware just a couple of days ago on an unfortunate computer. You don’t want to see it pop up on your screen.

What is ransomware, and why is it so bad?

Ransomware is a piece of malicious software that, when executed, encrypts — or locks — popular file types, causing you to be unable to open documents or even run applications.

The malware then displays a message with instructions on how you can pay — usually via cryptocurrencies — to get your files back.

When you see that dreadful message, you better hope you’ve had an alternative way to restore your data — via particular backups. Otherwise, chances are you will never get your files back. It’s just too late.

That’s because the ransom tends to

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Jackery Explorer 1500 solar generator review: black out protection at its best

Jackery 1500 HeroSource: Technobuffalo

Jackery has been making large solar generators for a while now, and each one has improved upon its predecessors in one way or another. The Jackery Explorer 1500 is the latest big solar generator from the company and features many upgrades that make it even more helpful at home, as well as out and about.

We took a deep dive with Explorer 1500 in two distinct parts of the United States; the east coast in New Jersey and the west coast desert of Southern California. Each offers a different look at how this monster battery and 400w of solar cells can make a difference in your home.

Jackery Power Station Reco

Jackery Explorer 1500 solar generator

Bottom line: The Jackery 1500 is a solar generator that can handle any job you can throw at it. From charging your iPhone while camping to running your fridge in a power cut, the Explorer 1500 can do it all.

The Good

  • Can power home appliances
  • Four separate solar panels for ease of use
  • A massive 1500W/h battery

The Bad

  • One less USB than previous generations
  • Extremely heavy

Jackery Explorer 1500 solar generator: Price and availability

Jackery 1500 Waterfall

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The Explorer 1500 solar bundle comes with the generator itself and four SolarSaga 100w solar panels. When purchased separately, each panel costs $300, so buying the bundle saves you a few hundred dollars. The 1500 is much sought after, and while the stock on Amazon does fluctuate, the inventory at Jackery does

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