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Microsoft: Keep Calm But Vigilant About Ransomware
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User Rank: Ninja
4/25/2016 | 2:46:37 PM
Re: Success and Ease of Execution
 "... Although it can be protected against, even beyond backups. ..."

Backups is always good. For me one of the easiest ways to protect from encryptions is to have higher level of privilege to encrypt specific folders. At least regular users would not be trapped into this.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/29/2016 | 6:01:23 PM
Effective DMARC, DNSSEC, and User training Controls to avoid Phishing and hence Ransomware
I am not very surprised how ransomware like LOCKY and others are spreading so fast. Even after years, most of the organizations have not paid attention to DMARC, DNSSEC, and User traning on Phishing, Vishing, Smishing. Email providers like gmail have spent whole lot in imlplementing DMARC, but most corprate email are not doing much in this field. It definitely is one of the techniques to reduce phishing.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
5/5/2016 | 7:24:57 AM
Re: Ransomware on the rise
@Dr.T: One anti-ransomware strategy (other than ad-blockers and disabling Flash, as I alluded to in an earlier comment) is virtualization.  Get ransomware?  No problem if you're running a virtualized instance that can be safely killed!

In fact, researchers are seeing more modern ransomware in the wild that is programmed to detect virtualized instances running -- and will decline to install if it so detects one.  The reason?  Other than the fact that it could be easily defeated, installing on a virtualized instance would allow it to be poked and prodded safely for reverse engineering.
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