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Hackers are having a field day – you need to back up your files

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Cybercrime rose at an alarming rate in 2020. Between the pandemic, the election and so many people working from home, the spam, scams and fraud just never stopped.

Sadly, you shouldn’t expect much better this year. Hackers do what works, and they made a mint off unsuspecting victims last year. You need to take steps to protect yourself.

If you don’t back up all your important files, cybercriminals could infect your device with ransomware and lock down your information. That’s why it’s critical to back up all of your essential files with a trusted service before it’s too late. We recommend our sponsor, IDrive.

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Why IDrive is the perfect choice for backing up your files

Even if you’re not working from home, it’s a good idea to back up all of your devices. Ransomware is a constant threat and you don’t want to be extorted to regain access to your own files.

So, why IDrive? It’s a trusted cloud storage service that gives you a secure place to back up essential documents and pictures online. It’s the perfect solution to all those coronavirus-related scams that threaten your data.

With IDrive, you can back up unlimited PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices into a single account. Data from mapped drives can also be backed up.

Files and folders will be synced in real-time across all the devices you link using IDrive. Sync storage does not impact your backup storage and matches your backup storage limit.

You can rest assured that your files are secure. Your data is encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption on transfer to storage. You can also set your privacy to the highest level by creating a private key for your account during signup.

That means no one but you will have access to your data. You don’t get this privacy with other services like iCloud or Google Drive. IDrive puts your privacy in your hands.

Whether you back up your desktops, servers or mobile devices to the cloud or use IDrive Express to seed your initial backup, your data is stored and encrypted. The private key-based option is available consistently across all platforms and transport modes.

You’re also going to love the super fast process with IDrive. Incremental and compressed backups will ease network bandwidth by transferring the modified portions of a file. IDrive automatically recognizes the modified parts of files and backs them up, too.

So backing up your devices is important, and IDrive lets you do just that — plus it lets you back up your backups, preserving your data numerous ways.

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