SANS ‘Ouch!’ newsletter for August 2016

This month’s ‘Ouch!’ (PDF) is about Ransomware, that nasty type of malware that encrypts your data files and (if you’re lucky) allows for their decryption, once you pay a ransom.

It’s definitely a worthwhile read, especially if you’re not familiar with the term. Ransomware is real, and affecting increasing numbers of users.

Also see Ransomware update, recently posted on this site.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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