1.    13 Apr 2017 #1
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    Ransomware: A executive guide to one of the biggest menaces on the web


    Best defense is still to make backups regularly.

    Everything you need to know about ransomware: how it started, why it's booming, how to protect against it, and what to do if your PC's infected.
    Ransomware: An executive guide to one of the biggest menaces on the web | ZDNet
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  2.    13 Apr 2017 #2
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    Disconnect from Internet....Format and reinstall.....You do have a backup?....Change passwords on router and system....reconnect.
    I imagine It would be rare occurrence for a member of this forum to be caught out clicking on an e-mail link from an unknown source.
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  3.    13 Apr 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    I imagine It would be rare occurrence for a member of this forum to be caught out clicking on an e-mail link from an unknown source.
    I don't assume anyone is immune. We're all human.

    That said, knowledge does help in trying to avoid being caught up in this nasty trap.
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  4.    13 Apr 2017 #4
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    That's why you always must think twice, before clicking on anything.
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  5.    13 Apr 2017 #5
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    Exactly
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  6.    13 Apr 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Disconnect from Internet....Format and reinstall.....You do have a backup?....Change passwords on router and system....reconnect.
    I imagine It would be rare occurrence for a member of this forum to be caught out clicking on an e-mail link from an unknown source.
    It is the new websites and codes you have to watch now. That is why you need a tech buddy to guide you around the web.
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  7.    14 Apr 2017 #7
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    Unfortunately, it's getting smarter & harder to detect.

    However, in order to evade detection and monitoring by cybersecurity researchers, this version of Cerber will check to see if it's running on a virtual machine, sandbox, or if certain products are running on the machine -- and if it spots any of these, it'll stop running. Why? Because it's in the best interests of the criminals behind it that their code doesn't get analysed.
    One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot | ZDNet
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  8.    14 Apr 2017 #8
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    New type of infection but yet the same old story.
    If a user isn't careful what they do and how they do it, the user will get infected.

    20 years ago users were doing the same bad practices. Opening email from what ever and who ever.
    Downloading things for free that are not free. peer to peer, ect. ect.
    20 years later and after a zillion articles and post on the proper things to do and not to do; the same things are being done in the same fashion. The only difference is now the infections are more serious and their are a lot more of them.
    I do admit that security programs are a lot better now days but they still need help from the owner and or operator of the computing system.

    Some today think security programs are nothing but bloatware that interfere with their peer to peer downloads.

    Back to basic is still the best way in my opinion.
    Layered security protection.
    Backup, Backup and more backups.
    A little time learning by the owner and user of the computer on basic security.
    Security programs can not protect the computer from the nut in front of the keyboard 100% of the time.

    Their will be no end to new types and methods of infections. One has to do a little learning and try to do things in a secure fashion.
    Security programs are much better today than they were 20 years ago by leaps and bounds but still need help by the humans behind the keyboard.

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