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GatorCloud Options Keeps Your Files and Data Safe

GRAPHIC: Ransomware graphic showing a gas pump with "out of service" bag attached. Text says, "What can happen when we become victims of ransomware?"

Recently, the Eastern Seaboard (including Florida) was hit with gas shortages, followed by temporary spikes in costs, long lines, and the stress of wondering how long it would last. While this crisis ended after only a week, it brought home the dangers–the community upheaval and its associated costs–of what can happen as a result of a ransomware attack.. When you click on a link in a phish, you could be downloading malicious software that can infect your device and its files. A great way to protect your devices and all that is stored on them is to use the storage options available on the GatorCloud.

The free UF-provided versions of Dropbox, Google, and OneDrive have more security than the personal versions of these services: Your Gatorlink login credentials are required for access. Plus, if you lose your laptop (or other device), or if it is stolen or compromised, the files stored in the UF options are recoverable. A chart on https://cloud.it.ufl.edu/ shows how much storage you get and how to get started with any of the GatorCloud options. Additional assistance is available from the UF Computing Help Desk.

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