Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1788 Goldeneye ransomware: the resumé that scrambles your computer twice
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

With hindsight, few of us would ever fall victim to ransomware: most ransomware attacks rely on talking us past at least one security speed bump…

…and those speed bumps sometimes seem very obvious after the event.

Nevertheless, even the most careful and self-confident of us – and all of us who haven’t been hit by ransomware – need to admit that there are times when we’ve behaved online in a way that ended well, but more by accident than by design.

In other words, we’ve all opened emails and attachments that turned out to be unwanted but didn’t lead to malware, only to wonder afterwards quite what it was about the email or the document that made us trust it.
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#1793 Sony closes backdoors in IP-enabled cameras
#1792 Researchers find fresh fodder for IoT attack cannons
#1791 Zeus variant ‘Floki bot’ targets PoS data
#1790 Bluetooth 5 official: Faster data transfer, increased range for seamless IoT
#1789 PowerShell threats surge: 95.4 percent of analyzed scripts were malicious
#1788 Goldeneye ransomware: the resumé that scrambles your computer twice
#1787 Here are some best practices for preventing DDoS attacks
#1786 Ransomware gives free decryption keys to victims who infect others
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