As Trump questions US election system, Sen. Blunt says it's 'secure as it's ever been'
While President Donald Trump has refused to promise a peaceful transfer of power should he lose, saying he wasn’t sure the election could be honest with the proliferation of mail ballots, Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt says the U.S. election system is “secure as it’s ever been.”Blunt, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, took to the Senate floor earlier this week to talk about the $1.2 billion made available to help states update systems, increase cybersecurity and address COVID-19 issues.“I want to talk about the election system...
The Kansas City Star
Tech Q&A: Cloud storage can help you recover from a hacked PC
Q: We use Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive to continuously back up the files on our two computers. If our computers were infected with malware or suffered a ransomware attack (in which files are encrypted until you pay a ransom), would these cloud backup services be affected, too?Also, can I recover cloud-based files that I accidentally delete?—Doug Johnson, St. Louis ParkA: If your PC is attacked by malware or ransomware, your damaged or encrypted files would be automatically backed up to Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive, making the problem worse.But it would be only a temporary setback,...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)