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No More Ransom Compiles List of Free Anti-ransomware Tools

Posted by essjae on December 16, 2016

“The No More Ransom project, a coalition of law enforcement and security companies, has expanded with 30 new members and added 32 new decryption tools for various ransomware variants,” Computerworld reports.

First launched earlier this year, the No More Ransom project is headed by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, the National Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police force, Kaspersky Labs, and Intel Security. As of today, No More Ransom has announced that Bitdefender, Check Point, Emsisoft, and Trend Micro have joined as associate members. “Other companies, computer emergency response teams, information sharing and analysis centers, and industry associations have joined the project as supporting partners,” Computerworld says. “The organizations have contributed an additional 32 new decryption tools to the existing eight, which have so far been used by over 6,000 victims to successfully recover their ransomware-encrypted files.”

References:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1949761-snap-no-more-ransom-launches-new-free-tools-california-adopts-pc-energy-rules

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3150817/security/ransomware-fighting-coalition-adds-members-and-decryption-tools.html#tk.rss_all

https://www.nomoreransom.org/decryption-tools.html

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Symantec pcAnywhere potential risk!

Posted by essjae on January 25, 2012

If you’re a user of Symantec pcAnywhere, Symantec is suggestions you disable it until further notice.  Anonymous apparently stole source code from them back in 2006.

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/01/symantec-says-anonymous-stole-source-code-tells-customers-to-disable-security-product.ars

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