Running Windows XP, Vista, 8.0? Read this NOW.

Posted on May 17, 2017. Filed under: Malware, Security, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post: You’re probably aware that there’s a massive ransomware epidemic spreading right now. It’s already affected companies and computers in more than 150 countries, and causing untold misery for hundreds of thousands of people whose computers have been rendered unusable.

Source: Running Windows XP, Vista, 8.0? Read this NOW. | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

Posted on May 17, 2017. Filed under: Malware, Security, windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

ZDNet has a post: For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here’s how.

Source: Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol | ZDNet

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Tell Bart and other ransomware families to ‘Eat my shorts’ with new, free decryption tools | ZDNet

Posted on April 6, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Malware, Security | Tags: , , , |

ZDNet has a post on ransomware: Free tools for unlocking Bart, Merry X-Mas, and other types of ransomware have been released as part of the No More Ransom initiative.

Source: Tell Bart and other ransomware families to ‘Eat my shorts’ with new, free decryption tools | ZDNet

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These free ransomware decryption tools have rescued data from 2,500 locked devices

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Security | Tags: , , , |

Decryption tools have cost cyber-crooks more than a million euros in two months by unlocking encrypted devices for free.

Source: These free ransomware decryption tools have rescued data from 2,500 locked devices | ZDNet

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How to avoid ransomware attacks: 10 tips from TechRepublic

Posted on August 1, 2016. Filed under: Malware, Security | Tags: , , |

As ransomware increasingly targets healthcare organizations, schools and government agencies, security experts offer advice to help IT leaders prepare and protect.

Source: How to avoid ransomware attacks: 10 tips – TechRepublic

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ID Ransomware

Posted on April 13, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Malware | Tags: |

ID Ransomware¬†allows ransomware victims to identify which ransomware variant infected their computers and if there’s a know way to recover files without paying.

The website was created by Michael Gillespie.

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