I am trying to develop a strategy to protect a 2016 iMac against ransomware and other types of malware. I have several assumptions:
- An infection is going to occur when I am using it. Things such as clicking on an infected email or website.
- If the computer can be compromised, then any drive that can be accessed through Finder (iCloud, Drobox, OneDrive, Google Docs or USB drive) can be compromised also.
- I can back up to a USB drive, then disconnect it. I am looking for something more automatic. (easier) Something I can't mess up or forget to do.
Could I schedule a USB drive to Mount/Unmount at a scheduled time with Automator and then set Time Machine to backup during that time?
- 2 am mount USB drive
- 2:30 am Time Machine back up.
- 5 am unmount USB drive