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Cryptolocker copycat ransomware emerges – but an antidote is possible

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hormonio para seios Hot on the tail of devilish Cryptolocker comes a copycat software nasty that holds victim’s files to ransom – but the newcomer’s encryption is potentially breakable, we’re told.

como alargar tu pene Security startup IntelCrawler claims a “large-scale distribution” of the new so-called Locker malware began earlier this month.

Locker, once it has infected a PC, copies and encrypts a victim’s documents, adding a “.perfect” extension, and then deletes the original data. The trojan also places a contact.txt file in each directory containing contact details of the malware author – usually a throwaway mobile phone number or an email address.

Microsoft’s security apps still trip up on Windows 8

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xtrasize rendelés Up to 20% of 0-day attacks evade Redmond’s defences, says AV-Test

German independent security firm AV-Test has released evaluations of security software for Windows 8 for the first time, and – not entirely surprisingly – it once again found Microsoft’s own products were among the weaker performers.

The firm tested its usual batch of 25 anti-virus products for consumers, plus eight aimed at corporate users, during the first two months of 2013. It published its results on Saturday.

Microsoft Windows Defender – the re-badged version of Microsoft Security Essentials that comes bundled with Windows 8 – scored just 2.0 out of 6 in AV-Test’s Protection rankings. Redmond’s enterprise-oriented System Center Endpoint Protection scored a paltry 1.5.

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