Ransomware is a piece of software that sits somewhere between viruses and general programs. It is a type of program that can be used to lock your computer and make it close to impossible to gain access to your computer again until you agree to pay the person responsible money to release your computer to them with no guarantee they will agree to release your computer access to you again once you
It is always challenging to balance the need for security along with the need for employees to BTOD (bring their own device) to use for work-related purposes, or in some cases, use company-supplied portable smart devices while on the job. If your employees use Android smartphones or tablets for work-related activities, then you’ll want to raise awareness about a new ransomware that not only encrypts the user’s phone or tablet
Any basic computer user knows about the dangers that lurk on the Internet. From email scams, to generic computer viruses, and suspicious links, making smart decisions while surfing the web is important. As important as this is, however, one of the more common dangers lurking in cyberspace, is ransomware. A malicious tool that locks your computer and demands a ransom, it’s nearly impossible to get rid of once you’re infected.
You can protect yourself from ransomware. Ransomware encrypts your files and holds them hostage so that they cannot be accessed. There is usually a demand for money, often in the form of Bitcoins, in order to decrypt the files for use. A new strand of ransomware has been found recently that even asks the victim to help the scammers infect at least 2 other devices in order to free up their
You turn on your computer, eager to put the finishing touches on a project for your most important client. Instead of your typical desktop, you get a message stating that your files have been encrypted and you won’t be able to access them until you pay a certain amount. You try to open your files and confirm that you can’t access anything. You recognize this threat as ransomware. You loathe such