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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
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Dr.T
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11/27/2016 | 2:22:26 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
"Vendors can fix this in software without involving the user". It may be hard to fix security problems with software solutions. It involves users at the end.
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11/27/2016 | 2:24:50 PM
Re: Randsomware industry
Thanks for your comment, Dr. T. What kind of regulations do you think would have an impact on the proliferation of ransomware, or its infection rates?
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11/27/2016 | 2:24:59 PM
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"Do vendors only see costs that they won't recoup?" I do not know the answer but this has become an industry going beyond vendors I say.
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11/27/2016 | 2:26:25 PM
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I agree quite valuable information. Well written.
Dr.T
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11/27/2016 | 2:30:27 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
"This is why I preferred the days of MS-DOS.". MS-DOS may also be used for randsomware, maybe easier in the command line actually I would say.
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11/27/2016 | 2:33:21 PM
Re: Randsomware industry
"What kind of regulations do you think would have an impact on the proliferation of ransomware". I do not have a specific example but monetary and jail time for the offenders would discourage it I would think.
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11/27/2016 | 2:36:18 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
"one that is solvable through intelligent technology." I agree with this on the basis, however technology would certainly to help to minimize the risk of it.
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11/27/2016 | 2:39:58 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
"We need legislation to clearly identify responsibility and the limits of that responsibility. " I agree with this. Added to that it needs to clarify accountability for the offenders.
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11/27/2016 | 2:47:55 PM
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11/27/2016 | 10:54:30 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
@Dr. T: The whole point goes to understanding.

If you're using an OS based in the command line, whether Unix, old-school MS-DOS, or whatever, you naturally have to know much more about what's going on on your machine than the average MacOSX or Windows user.  As such, you're more of a power user and in general will position yourself better.
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