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22 09, 2016

How to identify your ransomware infection to find the right decrypter tool

By |September 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on How to identify your ransomware infection to find the right decrypter tool

How would you feel if you opened your computer to find it had been locked with a ransom note demanding cash immediately? Ransomware is the most common online threat of 2016, making up a huge percentage of today’s active threats. It has turned out to be one of the easiest and highest income earners for attackers. All [...]

2 09, 2016

Fabiansomware: when hackers lose it

By |September 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Fabiansomware: when hackers lose it

Cybercrime has existed for as long as the internet has. However, 2016 has well and truly been the year of ransomware. New ransomware families are popping up weekly and the Emsisoft Malware Lab battles them daily on the frontline. As a result, our lab is often at the receiving end of hate from authors of [...]

31 08, 2016

Change your passwords now: Dropbox hack affects 68 million users

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Change your passwords now: Dropbox hack affects 68 million users

A dropbox security breach that occurred in 2012 is now affecting millions of users as passwords and login information appear for sale online. A 5GB document reported by a Motherboard reporter suggests that the details of over 60 million dropbox accounts have been released online. The validity of the document was confirmed by a senior Dropbox [...]

29 08, 2016

The smartest way to stay unaffected by ransomware? Backup!

By |August 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The smartest way to stay unaffected by ransomware? Backup!

Here at Emsisoft, we know that ransomware is now the most consistently problematic type of malware to effect internet capable devices and businesses. As a security software vendor you might expect that with this blog post we would try to sell you our product as the ultimate solution against ransomware. A quality anti-malware program is [...]

10 08, 2016

The alarming state of computer security in healthcare

By |August 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The alarming state of computer security in healthcare

Life support machines can be the difference between the recovery of a patient and the loss of a life. Imagine the implications of a poorly coded worm causing a respirator to turn on and off intermittently while connected to a loved one. This issue was all too real for an American hospital when malware was [...]

20 07, 2016

Free decryption keys for CryptXXX Ransomware

By |July 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Free decryption keys for CryptXXX Ransomware

BleepingComputer has long been working on helping users effected by CryptXXX Ransomware. This week, they published an article uncovering a bug on the CryptXXX ransomware’s payment server where victims are logging in and receiving their decryption key for free. Free Decryption Key These free keys are only being offered for certain versions of CryptXXX, namely [...]

12 07, 2016

Pokemon GO: giving hackers direct access to your phone

By |July 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pokemon GO: giving hackers direct access to your phone

Pokemon GO took the world by storm over one weekend. Clusters of teens and adults alike are sweeping the streets nabbing animated creatures with their mobile phones. With access to your clock and GPS, the app makes Pokemon; augmented animals such as dragons, rats and turtles, appear in the real world around you. As a ‘trainer’ you [...]

7 07, 2016

The malware landscape has shifted – These online threats are waiting for you in 2016

By |July 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The malware landscape has shifted – These online threats are waiting for you in 2016

Have you ever wondered what you’d do if all of a sudden the data from your your laptop was held hostage? What if you went to make an online payment and your bank account was empty without reason? This is the sort of nightmare one always imagines happens to someone else. Unfortunately, these are just [...]

29 06, 2016

Apocalypse: Ransomware which targets companies through insecure RDP

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Apocalypse: Ransomware which targets companies through insecure RDP

Beyond a shadow of a doubt 2016 has been the year of the ransomware. So it comes as no surprise that new ransomware families are popping up on weekly basis. Emsisoft has been on the frontline battling ransomware for years now, providing users with valuable tools allowing them to recover their files after ransomware attacks. [...]

28 06, 2016

Public Wi-Fi – is it safe?

By |June 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Public Wi-Fi – is it safe?

Stuck without a data connection while you’re out and about? Free public Wi-Fi offers you quick access to the internet in airports, cafes, hotels, main street hotspots, even fast food chains. Burger, fries, and Wifi password please! You can work or play while you wait and, best of all, it’s free. But is it secure? [...]