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Free Komando podcast: Avoid ransomware pitfalls - Don't get trapped by hackers' newest snare

Ransomware is a fast-growing and dangerous problem facing today's world. In this week's Komando On Demand Podcast, Kim tackles the problem head on.

Imagine your most precious files - things like photographs, journal entries and home videos. What would you do if someone encrypted them, then asked you to pay hundreds of dollars to retrieve the decryption code?

That's what is happening to real people everywhere. Listen to this Free Komando On Demand Podcast, as Kim explores the hidden dangers of ransomware and what you can do to protect yourself.

Listening to these podcasts is simple. You can hop on over to the podcast page on our site and listen for free through your Web browser or download the audio files. However, we know a lot of people like to listen on their mobile gadgets, so we're going to tell you how to listen there as well.

1. ON APPLE

In the Podcasts app on your Apple gadget, search or browse for "Komando On Demand." Then tap on the podcast and then tap on the purple "Subscribe" button. This will give you "Komando On Demand" and "Tech News This Week."

Once you tap the "Subscribe" button, this adds the podcast to the "My Podcasts" area of the app and downloads the latest podcast episode. If you want to download previous podcasts, scroll down the episode list and tap the downward arrow coming out of a cloud.

It will also download any new podcast episodes that are released. Downloaded podcasts will be deleted 24 hours after you've listened to them, or marked as played. To keep an episode download around, or remove a download you don't care for, tap the circle "i" icon and choose "Mark as Played," "Save Episode" or "Delete Download."

2. ON ANDROID

Downloading podcasts on Android used to require third-party apps, but Google Play Music finally launched a podcast section. You can listen to podcasts through your Web browser, or through the Google Play Music app on your smartphone.

To get our podcasts, open the Google Play Music app on your smartphone (or install it if you don't have it) and tap the search icon in the upper right corner. Enter "Komando on Demand" and it will bring up the podcast.

Note: You may need to update the Google Play Music app first to get access to podcasts. Open your Google Play app and tap the icon with the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner. Tap "My apps & games" and tap the "Update All" button.

Tap the subscribe button so you get notified when new podcasts are available. Of course, the Google Play Music podcast feature is still in progress, so it might not work as well as third-party apps quite yet.

If you want to use a third-party app like BeyondPod, our podcast is available there as well. Simply search for "Komando On Demand," then tap on it and tap the "Subscribe" button at the top of the page.

BeyondPod will start downloading the latest episode. To listen, tap the icon with the three horizontal lines in the upper-left corner and look under "All feeds." Tap "Komando On Demand" and the latest episode will show up. In the title bar, where it says "My Episodes," you can tap and see all the available episodes for the podcast. You can stream or download any of them you wish.

Enjoy our podcasts!

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