XP is counting down - are you ready? Would you pay the CryptoLocker crooks? And should you use Full Disk Encryption?
Find out in just a minute...watch 60 Sec Security for 08 March 2014!
An annual survey on computer security issues run by a UK university was published last week. Its stats on the prevalence of ransomware, and how many people give in to the crooks and pay the ransom, raised some eyebrows.
The big stories of 2013 were Adobe, PRISM and CryptoLocker - but what about some of the wackier stuff? Google's dead donkey? The Space Station lost and found? Gun wielding penguins?
All this and more in 60 Sec Security - 04 January 2014
Our weekly security podcast looks back at the big blunders of 2013 to find out what went wrong.
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Can you believe that a brand loyalty company would take two weeks to tell its loyal customers their data had been stolen? Oh, and that it wasn't encrypted, either?
What does this tell us about security? Find out in the latest episode of the Chet Chat...
Police advice if you are hit by CryptoLocker is to take it on the chin, and not to pay up.
That's a pretty hard demand to make of anyone, and all but impossible to insist on for everybody, but you would at least expect the police themselves to follow it...
The UK's National Crime Agency has put out a CryptoLocker ransomware alert - the malware is still a huge problem, even after weeks of high profile coverage.
Here's what YOU can do to help prevent it...
The crooks behind the CryptoLocker malware seem to have introduced a second chance option for victims who change their minds about paying up.
This article explains how the CryptoLocker ransomware works, including a short video showing you what it does.
The article tells you about prevention, cleanup, and recovery, and explains how to improve your security against this sort of threat in future.
There's a destructive malware threat on the loose that calls itself "CryptoLocker."
It's what's known as ransomware, because that's what it does: holds your files to ransom.
Paul Ducklin tells you what you need to know...
A US child abuse image collector turned himself in to police earlier this month, after ransomware hit his PC and showed messages warning him that the FBI were on to his nasty activities.
For your two-weekly listening pleasure, here's the latest episode of the Chet Chat.
Chet and Duck are back, and once again in fine form...
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A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist - displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.
What's a reasonable price to pay to get your data safely returned to you from the guys who stole it?
How about 10,000 Rubles? No?
According to the cybercriminals behind this new ransomware targeting Russians, the answer is "да".