Not too long ago, we had quite the situation at work. We got a virus into the network, which started encrypting all our files and stopped us from using them. The only way to unlock the encryption was to pay money into a BitCoin-account. Now, this is a company, where we take regular backups, re once the virus was stopped, we rolled back an hour, and everything was back to normal. But what when you are not a company? Making sure it never happens in the best defense.
Working as a system administrator, I often get asked about computer-related questions. My friends are using me as their tech-guy when they need help. I just hung up from a phone call from a friend of mine that had problem with his computer. The default gateway was not available. Here’s why and what you can do about it.