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Immune to ransomware? With a collaborative approach, you can

By Francesco Palmieri, professor of Computer Science at the University of Salerno Ransomware, considered today an important emergency from the cyber security point of view, is from malware agents who limit access to a device or to the data stored on it, typically using robust cryptographic techniques, and offer the possibility of unlocking only after the payment of a ransom. This type of threat began to acquire notoriety in 2013, following the massive spread of the Cryptolocker worm, associated...

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The prevalence of Ransomware and how to protect your system

By Avinash Singh and Hein Venter, Department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria Ransomware is one of the most destructive forms of malware which targets the most important asset of any organisation or system, their data. Ransomware targets your data by encrypting it using strong encryption algorithms to render your data useless unless you have the decryption key. This decryption key is held by the attackers for large amounts of money with no real guarantee of getting your data...

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