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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1209 In-the-wild Ransomware Protection Comparative Analysis 2016 Q3 (PDF)
“Ransomware is a Cryptovirology attack carried out using covertly installed malware that encrypts the victim's files and then requests a ransom payment in return for the ecryption key that is needed to recover the encrypted files. Thus, ransomware is an access - denial type of attack that prevents legitima te users from accessing files since it is intractable to decrypt the files without the decryption key”.

Before ransomware was trendy among cyber-criminals, a malware infection was not a high priority for most users. Financial malware could be defeated via fraud detection, spammed Facebook walls were cleaned, and life could continue uninterrupted. Sometimes, the presence of the malware was not even noticed for months. But this has changed since ransomware became prevalent. The use of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin made it easy to cash out quickly. And because the malware has to only run for some minutes on the victim’s computer, most reactive protections failed quickly, and left the users unprotected against these cyber criminals. Multiple generic ransomware protection emerged to solve this issue.

Zemana Ltd. commissioned MRG Effitas to conduct a comparative analys is of its Zemana AntiMalware product, and other prevalent generic ransomware tools.
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#1214 New attack that cripples HTTPS crypto works on Mac, Windows and Linux
#1213 KeySniffer vulnerability opens wireless keyboards to snooping
#1212 Unpatched smart lighting flaws pose IoT risk to businesses
#1211 Amazon Silk browser ignored SSL searches, failing to protect your privacy
#1210 Microsoft Authenticator – coming August 15th! Supports AzureAD & Microsoft acct!
#1209 In-the-wild Ransomware Protection Comparative Analysis 2016 Q3 (PDF)
#1208 Windows UAC bypass leaves systems open to malicious DLLs
#1207 O2 customer data sold on dark net
#1206 Facebook admits blocking WikiLeaks’ DNC email links, but won’t say why
#1205 New evidence suggests DNC hackers penetrated deeper than previously thought
#1204 NIST prepares to ban SMS-based two-factor authentication
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