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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Ransomware is Growing Fastest, and Just Got Harder to Tackle

If you use Windows, you need to read the article by Steve Ranger in the ZDNet web site at: https://tinyurl.com/utqrle3. He writes:

“Tech security company Bitdefender analysed Windows security threats including ransomware, coin miners, fileless malware, PUAs (‘potentially unwanted applications’ that can compromise privacy or security), exploits (attacks based on unpatched or previously-unknown vulnerabilities) and banking Trojans.

“Bitdefender found that of all these threats, ransomware reports saw the biggest year-on-year increase – 74.2%. Ransomware also ranked first in terms of the total number of reports.”

Categories: Online Privacy & Security, Software

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