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Microsoft MVP teaches you how to defend against ransomware

Microsoft MVP teaches you how to defend against ransomware
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According to Microsoft MVP J. Peter Bruzzese, the weakest link in cybersecurity is the user. That means you. I know that may sound harsh, but in many cases he's right. The word of the day with Bruzzese is ransomware.

While I've been covering ransomware and how to keep it off of your PC for months, I'm glad to see Microsoft getting on board. After the Swansea Police Department in Massachusetts ended up paying off the crooks who infected its computers with the CryptoLocker malware, everyone realized that ransomware is one of the most dangerous threats around.

To refresh your memory, CryptoLocker is ransomware that encrypts all of your computer's files after it worms its way into your computer. It then asks you to pay few hundred dollars before a certain date to get the "key" to your files.

If you miss the date, the crooks just delete the key and you lose everything on your PC.

Next page: Find out what happens if you pay crooks the ransom.
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