Are you Being Held Hostage on your Android Phone or PC?

Posted on May 7, 2014 in hntbh, Uncategorized - 0 comments - 0

Recently, criminals have gotten crafty and made software that locks your computer and demands a payment of $300.00. The hackers do this by implying you have done something illegal or they simply lock you out of the system.

A 2012 Symantec survey found that so-called “ransomware” extorts an estimated $5 million a year from users of PCs, and a new version is charging $300.00 to unlock your Android phone.

HNTBH Solution:
1.  Download directly
2.  Use your backups to restore
3.  Do not pay money

Click here to read full arstechnica.com article with technical details.

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James has been in technology and information security since 1996, and has worked at both the hardcore technical areas (installing the wires and boxes), and has spent the last decade building and leading global information security professionals. James is a published inventor (encryption privacy related patent), a regular speaker, a leader in the information security field, and a passionate father.

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