Beware of Ransomware


One of the resurgent threats on the web is ransomware. These programs will encrypt files on your hard drive and demand a ransom to send you a key to decrypt them. You either send bit coins or money to an address usually in Russia or Eastern Europe. If you pay the ransom you may receive a key to unlock your files. It is typical for many of these programs double the ransom if you wait a few days.


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