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Bitcoin Then and Now: Curse or Miracle?

The article discusses a presentation from DEFCON 19 in 2011 titled ‘Hacking the Global Economy with GPUs or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bitcoin’. It highlights how Bitcoin’s position and value have significantly changed over time, from $30 per coin being an inflated price to reaching considerably higher values today. The presentation also delves into hacking threats and the nascent legal awareness of cryptocurrencies in 2011, with no mention of its use in ransomware. Warren Buffet’s strong opinions on cryptocurrencies are also mentioned.
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How Does Ransomware Work?

Ransomware works by encrypting data on an infected computer or locking users out, then demanding a ransom for it to be unlocked. One known version of this malware is Wanna Decryptor (also known as WannaCry or WCRY), which is constantly evolving. In a widespread cyber attack, hackers spread ransomware throughout hospitals by infecting computer networks, causing significant damage. Preventive measures include backing up all data regularly, restricting user access, and educating users about possible cyber attacks. Experts discourage paying the ransom as it funds criminal activities and doesn’t guarantee data restoration. #Malware #Bitcoin #Wannacry

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Always Clean Your Computer

In the era of COVID, cleanliness, especially of frequently-used items like computer keyboards and mice, has gained paramount importance. Similar to cutlery used daily, keyboards harbor numerous germs, exacerbated if shared at workplaces. Therefore, regular sterilization is advised. Carrying wipes for communal computers is a recommended practice, despite the current cost due to demand. Additionally, considering the online vulnerabilities, it’s vital to maintain digital cleanliness by using antivirus software and regular backups to avoid falling victim to ransomware. A lack of cleanliness could have dire health implications in these unprecedented times. #Clean #Computer

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How to Get and Keep Readers

The Big Cajun Man emphasizes the importance of quality and relevancy in content to maintain audience engagement. They note that their site serves diverse groups of readers, focusing on topics such as Registered Disability Savings Plans, Registered Education Savings Plan, and debt management. BCM puts an emphasis on sharing knowledge and clarifying misconceptions, particularly around debt. They also cover several other finance-related topics, and maintain another site which is a hub for various ideas on technology and security. Providing useful, topical content for target audiences remains their core rationale.