A new website is beginning to emerge; Crypto locker brought down my site, but up from the ashes a new site is born. OK, so I’d rather not have lost the website, but this does give me the opportunity to refocus and to restructure how I do things.
I’m pleased to say all my images were held on standalone data-stores so were safe from this attack. I also back these up to the cloud for added protection. Working on a MacBook helps me protect these as well; it’s well known the surface area for attack is much smaller for Mac’s than it is for PC’s. Having said that you shouldn’t be complacent and should still follow vigorous backup and isolation practices.
I tend to begin my blog posts in my Day One App, so I have a backup of some of my posts and will be re-adding the one’s I deem worthwhile over the next few weeks. I’ll also be working through my photo archive to revisit and republish some of my older work. Using the Day One App (basically a diary/LiveJournal app) allows me to keep notes and thoughts in a digital diary which is synced across my iPad, iPhone and MacBook. Windows users could just as easily use Microsoft’s OneNote for this.
Well my Bio was a bit out of date so it was about time I rewrote that anyway. I’ll also be changing the way I do things and keep a firmer focus on data segregation and damage limitation to reduce the likelihood and impact of this occurring again. I’ll also be blogging about other things/hobbies I get involved with and various projects I take on; such as Wooden Pig and Sitting Pig.
This was photographed on my iPhone soon after being released into the garden.