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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1130 Ransomware 'stopped' by new software
The solution - dubbed CryptoDrop - detected the malware and stopped it after it had encrypted just a handful of files, said its developers.

Patrick Traynor, an associate professor in UF's department of computer and information science, worked with PhD student Nolen Scaife and Henry Carter, from Villanova University, on the software.

"Our system is more of an early-warning system," Mr Scaife said.

"It doesn't prevent the ransomware from starting... it prevents the ransomware from completing its task… so you lose only a couple of pictures or a couple of documents rather than everything that's on your hard drive, and it relieves you of the burden of having to pay the ransom."
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#1134 Little Snitch bug leaves some Mac systems open to attack
#1133 Ranscam ransomware deletes victims’ files outright
#1132 xDedic hacked server market resurfaces on Tor domain
#1131 Adobe patches 52 vulnerabilities in Flash Player
#1130 Ransomware 'stopped' by new software
#1129 Billion-dollar scams: The numbers behind BEC fraud
#1128 Now it’s easy to see if leaked passwords work on other sites
#1127 Serious flaw fixed in widely used WordPress plug-in
#1126 How to hack mobile devices using YouTube videos
#1125 BMW Core Web Portal & ConnectedDrive - exploitation of car configurations
#1124 MIT researchers devise new anonymity network following Tor bug
#1123 Google to train 2 million Indian Android developers
#1122 Jigsaw ransomware decrypted, again
#1121 Cisco unveils three DNA network security technologies
#1120 Cisco bolsters cloud security offering with new solutions
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