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New 'Fantom' Ransomware Poses As Windows Update
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vladsl19
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8/31/2016 | 1:57:40 PM
Windows 10 affected?
Windows 10 affected? Anyone knows?

Thanks.
jcavery
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jcavery,
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8/31/2016 | 1:46:50 PM
Re: SMH
I think any backup process is simple enough for anyone who frequents this site, DarkReading, however think about parents, grandparents, people who have no idea how backups work or how to set one up. Any enterprise that falls victim to this should be ashamed, but its tougher to pin blame on the older folks in their own private homes, those are the ones we need to help watch out for and protect too. How? I'm not sure yet.
RyanSepe
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8/31/2016 | 11:45:53 AM
Re: SMH
Yes, definitely but there are other considerations to make in the corporate context such as where is that data stored? What protections secure that data? Who has ownership? Due to this many institutions incorporate an onsite backup methodology.
RyanSepe
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8/31/2016 | 11:36:45 AM
Re: Fantom
Agreed, and by that time you have probably hit the window for which the provider would have allowed you to decrypt your files.
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8/31/2016 | 11:34:25 AM
Re: VPN for Additional Security
Ideally your correct and you would never see that for more than 2 parties in the business context. But there are some offerings of VPN from a personal perspective at lower cost that anonymizes the users but shares the pipe among smaller groups of other anonymized users.
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8/31/2016 | 11:17:00 AM
Re: More of a pain
"... This would remove user interaction and mitigate the risk of activating the ransomware. ..." I think you are onto something, it is all about user behavior.
Dr.T
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8/31/2016 | 11:11:57 AM
Fantom
 

"... There is no means of decrypting Fantom ..."

I would just say just not yet. AES is possible to creak, the problem is not enough time to do it with the current conventional computer. 
Dr.T
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8/31/2016 | 11:10:42 AM
Re: VPN for Additional Security
" ...  VPN is a tunnel for all who share that pipe ..."

It is not supposed to be shared, it would not be Private in that case.
Dr.T
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8/31/2016 | 11:10:35 AM
Re: VPN for Additional Security
" ...  VPN is a tunnel for all who share that pipe ..."

It is not supposed to be shared, it would not be Private in that case.
Dr.T
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8/31/2016 | 11:06:20 AM
Re: SMH
"... backing up the data is a pretty simplistic process ..."

I agree. Especially with the cloud backup it is just connecting and letting it go.
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