Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in “alarming” numbers, say security researchers. There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software. Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run ransomware campaigns. The rise is driven by the money thieves make with […]

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By now everyone should have heard about Cryptolocker and other “ransomeware” that can infect computers, encrypting files and then demanding a ransom in BitCoins to decrypt them. The news is full of articles about how corporate, personal, hospital and even police networks have been infected and held for ransom. This potential hack will use Microsoft's DevCon utility to disable and enable local backup drives at will, hopefully protecting them from ransomware.

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Lenovo has fixed vulnerabilities in ShareIT that it created by using the sort of password that a dog would use. This is woeful, head-in-the-hands stuff and follows a recent publication of the most rubbish passwords out there. A password that Lenovo was using as a default is third on the list. It is ‘12345678’, which […]

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