More on Ransomware

This article was written by Big Cajun Man

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How does this Work? As the name implies, ransomware works like a kidnapper, unfortunately it is your data being held captive. Once your computer(s) is infected, the attack can do a few things. Your files are encrypted or converted into a different language for which only the hacker has the decryption key. Often, you won’…

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What is Ransomware and How Did I Get it ?

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Ransomware

Given the latest ransomware storms on the web, it might be good to make sure we all understand the term and how it works. So what is ransomware and how did I get it? Wikpedia’s definition of ransomware is: Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to data or threatens to publish…

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Difference Between Phishing and Spear Phishing

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I have mentioned phishing previously, but let me give you some explanations about two associated terms for this type of fraud. Phishing is trying to get information from you like usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers or details by masquerading as an entity that you trust (like a bank or a credit card company) in an…

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Don’t Click That !

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don't click that

I am always astounded at how easily we are duped into falling for on-line scams, spoofs, and phishing tricks. Our want to click things which shouldn’t be clicked shows how trusting (or naïve) we all are. I really should put a Don’t Click That ! sign on my computer monitor, maybe as a background. A good…

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A Phishing Example

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My daughter received an innocuous e-mail from the Canadian Student Loan Services (or so she initially thought), asking her to send  a form in to confirm that she is still at school, so that they wouldn’t start charging interest on her student loans. It ended up being yet another  Phishing example or if the victim…

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What Dad Wants for Father’s Day (Techno Version)

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Father's Day

Today is Father’s Day (in North America), traditionally where Father’s Receive: Hand drawn cards from school A collage made of macaroni A paper tie A Collect Phone Call (yes I am showing my age on that one) Which we (as Fathers) cherish and love, but, if you can’t find the macaroni, or your pencil crayons…

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