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New 'Fantom' Ransomware Poses As Windows Update
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Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 11:04:05 AM
Re: VPN for Additional Security
" ... good VPN service ..."\ I do not know how VPN service would help in this scenario, if you see windows update you would update, and VPN would not help.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 11:00:59 AM
Re: More of a pain
Windows Update Maybe best option is to keep as automated update.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 10:58:18 AM
Re: SMH
" ...regular backups ..."

I agree. Business is one thing, home users something else, mostly they do not have a backup so they have to pay for their photos.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 10:55:48 AM
Ransomware
 

Ransomware became a revenue source for some companies apparently. Instead of inverting and inventing new products they are using technology against people, by using AES encryption and encrypting people's files and asking for money.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 10:11:04 AM
More of a pain
Great, now Windows Update has become even more of a pain. For the home user, to avoid this issue you could set your settings to apply updates automatically. This would remove user interaction and mitigate the risk of activating the ransomware.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 9:56:40 AM
Re: VPN for Additional Security
Yes, but as you said make sure there is a no log policy and that other users are not sharing your pipe. People need to remember that a VPN is a tunnel for all who share that pipe and you are at the mercy of other users that may not have such a secure configuration.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 9:54:22 AM
Re: SMH
Very much agree with you. From a data management perspective, backing up the data is a pretty simplistic process and I would say in most cases when not performed is representative of negligence.
emjones_uow
emjones_uow,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/31/2016 | 2:36:40 AM
VPN for Additional Security
I would urge users to get additional security layers. There are plenty of good VPN service providers out there in the market who are promising 256 bit encryption, strict no log policy, agree or not, VPN has indeed become a need of the time, considering the amount of threats faced by internet users. I would suggest users to spare $5 per month and buy Purevpn, Express, Vypr etc though there are other vpn service providers as well and you are encouraged to do a comparison by yourself.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
8/30/2016 | 9:46:05 PM
SMH
The very fact that we do not have the VAST majority of IT managers at mid-size and large-size businesses mandating regular backups is a serious problem.  Ransomware just makes the ineptitude of most IT departments more obvious.
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