Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offers ransomware protection with Controlled Folder Access

Ransomware is one of the most concerning, and the most prevalent, forms of malware around at the moment. While there are numerous security tools out there that you can install to keep yourself protected, if you have upgraded to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update you have a built-in tool at your disposal. Called Controlled Folder Access, the feature locks down files and folders to protect them against unwanted changes — including encryption by ransomware. It’s not enabled by default, so here’s what you need to do. If you’ve been involved in the Windows Insider program, you may well be aware… [Continue Reading]


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Remove CryptXXX ransomware with Kaspersky’s free decryption tool

Security firm Kaspersky has released a tool that can be used to decrypt files on computers hit by the CryptXXX ransomware. Rather than paying the ransom demanded to regain access to files, victims are now able to turn to the free RannohDecryptor utility. CryptXXX had been identified by ProofPoint earlier in the month and described as being closely linked to the Reveton ransomware operation and Angler/Bedep. The ransom of $500 is considered to be quite high, but Kaspersky’s free decryption tool means that files can be retrieved without having to part with a cent. CryptXXX uses RSA4096, but Kaspersky’s John… [Continue Reading]


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Linux Ransomware Is Now Attacking Webmasters

Encoder-1 A new bit of ransomware is now attacking Linux-based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. Called Linux.Encoder.1 the ransomware will encrypt your MySQL, Apache, and home/root folders. The system then asks for a single bitcoin to decrypt the files. From Dr.Web Antivirus: Once launched with administrator privileges, the Trojan dubbed Linux.Encoder.1… Read More


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