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Ransomware is malicious software, designed to block data access in order to extort money. As a form of malware, ransomware is most often used to infiltrate devices through infected emails or links that, in turn, recognize and take advantage of vulnerabilities in the operating system and installed third-party software.

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Defeating Spammers Tricks
This is Part 5 - [Final] - of my series about using Mailwasher which shows you a way to defeat spammers ever-changing tricks and tactics to get past your spam control, as well as a few tips to improve the performance of Mailwasher as well. Enjoy...
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HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals
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HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals

Build a website from the ground up by first learning the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3, the two popular programming languages used to present content online. HTML deals with fonts, colors, graphics, and hyperlinks, while CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed.

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.
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Artificial Intelligence
We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Great article that explains the importance of not just relying on definitions based security solutions. Thanks for writing this. Interesting read!

Endorsed.
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by:Channing Oliver
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Great article, I have long thought about how an AI solution in this area could help reduce the time spent dealing with threats. At the speed AI is progress I think AI security is much closer than ever.
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Acronis Backup - The most secure backup!
Data loss can hit a business in any number of ways, from employees accidentally deleting information and hardware failure to natural disasters and cyberattacks wiping out your systems.
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In April 2018, the "SamSam" ransomware attack crippled the city of Atlanta. The recovery that followed provides a stark reminder of the real costs associated with ransomware – both technologically and financially.
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Newly released Acronis True Image 2019 includes their battle-tested anti-ransomware defense
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Bagaudin - thanks for replying! This was with the 2015 version I purchased for work a while back. With previous versions we used to maintain a bank of system images and all that - for tech support - and with this new one because of the licensing it was limiting us to one machine. I also upgraded from a HD to an SSD and the process of making the image and restoring kept throwing errors even though both drives were fine. I eventually just quit using it and haven't in a couple of years.
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by:Bagaudin Satuev
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Thanks for the detailed feedback, William!

I dearly hope that if (when) you consider our products again - you'll let me or any other Acronis vendor expert know.
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Ransomware
Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts a victim's data and makes it unusable until the victim pays the attacker a ransom fee in Bitcoin. Ransomware uses cryptography technology. Attackers decrypt the files only if the victims pays the bitcoin amount within a certain period of time.
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by:Naveen Sharma
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Thanks for sharing.

Ransomware attacks are becoming problematic for both individuals and businesses of all sizes.

The best and the most important mitigation techniques is to maintain secure backups and educate your employees.

Ways to Address Ransomware Attacks in Today’s Security Landscape:
https://www.lepide.com/blog/nine-ways-to-address-ransomware-attacks-in-todays-security-landscape/

Simple things you can do to protect against ransomware attacks:
http://expert-advice.org/security/ways-to-protect-yourself-from-ransomware-attack/
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Mailwasher Pro
Tutorial: In this part of my series, I'll be explaining how to set up an IMAP connection in Mailwasher and Outlook and also explain the differences of how Mailwasher handles POP and IMAP connections. Enjoy!
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by:Nick Bolton
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Excellent, I think a lot of users get stuck on the email settings parts and what they mean, so this guide makes that a lot clearer.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Thanks for your comments Nick and I'm glad you approve. I'm writing these articles so that people can learn to use the power of this tool and enjoy it's functionality just as I have been for so many years.

Regards, Andrew
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Mailwasher Pro
An explanation of How the Recycle Bin works and how to configure it so that it works for you just as you want. Enjoy!
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by:Nick Bolton
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Thanks again Andrew, you write so well!
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Thank you very much for the kind compliment Nick!

If you would be so kind as to endorse the article by clicking the thumbs up at the bottom of the article, (to the left of the word comment) I'd very much appreciate it :)

Part-4 of the series is almost written and will be published soon!

Best regards,

Andrew
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Mailwasher Pro
Part 2 of my series about Mailwasher Pro. Learn about what Mailwasher is and how to massage this tool to your own specifications with some powerful configuration options that many users overlook, and by doing so, you can, like me, enjoy a totally spam-free inbox. Enjoy...
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by:Nick Bolton
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A great follow on from Part 1 on how to get the spam filters to work for you.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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A great follow on from Part 1 on how to get the spam filters to work for you.

Thanks for the kind comment Nick and once again, welcome to Experts Exchange! Watch out for Part-3, being written now and will soon be published.

Best...

Andrew Leniart
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Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online
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Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online

Learn about longtime user Rowby Goren and his great contributions to the site. We explore his method for posing questions that are likely to yield a solution, and take a look at how his career transformed from a Hollywood writer to a website entrepreneur.

Mailwasher Pro
Mailwasher Pro by Firetrust is powerful anti-spam utility, ideal for managing both POP and IMAP connections. Read this series of articles to learn how to setup and take advantage of its great features!
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by:Nick Bolton
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Great introduction to setting up and getting started with MailWasher Pro. Thanks Andrew!
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Great introduction to setting up and getting started with MailWasher Pro. Thanks Andrew!

Hi Nick and welcome to Experts Exchange! Thank you for your kind comment and also for endorsing the article with a thumbs up. That means a lot to me so much appreciated.
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Internet of Ransomware Things
It has been a full year since one of the worst ransomware attacks we have seen, the Wannacry attack last year. The attacks have changed. The way we are addressing them has also changed, but maybe not enough.
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Jan,

Thanks for pointing that out.  The page editor and i both missed it.
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Thanks
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This is a very interesting topic. Ransomware has been around for a while but has increased drastically over the last year or so.
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Ransomware Defeated
Feeling responsible for an unfortunate ransomware infection on my parent's network, persistence paid off as I was able to decrypt a strain of ransomware that was not previously (or at least publicly) cracked. I hope this helps others out there affected by the same strain. CL 1.4.0.0 Fairytail
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by:Пастовенський Костянтин
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3 days of scan - nothing.
Can i give some files to understand 8bit or 9bit (step)??
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by:Grimsever
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Доброго времени суток, прошу помощи с дешифровкой. Пробовал брут из данного видео https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNqcWQ3WL20&index=3&list=LL8Bn9Ctt7r2XNVtTTY2vEcA&t=103s, не помогло. Буду крайне признателен. Ссылка на сам файл https://yadi.sk/d/b6KxCuDtc-A3wQ

Good day, please help with decryption. Tried to brut from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNqcWQ3WL20&index=3&list=LL8Bn9Ctt7r2XNVtTTY2vEcA&t=103s didn't help. I would be very grateful. Link to the file  https://yadi.sk/d/b6KxCuDtc-A3wQ
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Are you looking to start a business? Do you own and operate a small company? If so, here are some courses you need to take before you hire a full-time IT staff.
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2017 was a scary year for cyber security. Hear what our security experts say that hackers have in store for us in 2018.
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Last month Marc Laliberte, WatchGuard’s Senior Threat Analyst, contributed reviewed the three major email authentication anti-phishing technology standards: SPF, DKIM, and DMARC. Learn more in part 2 of the series originally posted in Cyber Defense Magazine.
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Phishing emails are a popular malware delivery vehicle for attack. While there are many ways for an attacker to increase the chances of success for their phishing emails, one of the most effective methods involves spoofing the message to appear to come from a trusted source. Ready to learn more?
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Ransomware - Defeated! Client opened the wrong email and was attacked by Ransomware. I was able to use file recovery utilities to find shadow copies of the encrypted files and make a complete recovery.
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Exploring ASP.NET Core: Fundamentals
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Exploring ASP.NET Core: Fundamentals

Learn to build web apps and services, IoT apps, and mobile backends by covering the fundamentals of ASP.NET Core and  exploring the core foundations for app libraries.

Let's take a look into the basics of ransomware—how it spreads, how it can hurt us, and why a disaster recovery plan is important.
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Tech spooks aren't just for those who are tech savvy, it also happens to those of us running a business. Check out the top tech spooks for business owners.
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It’s time for spooky stories and consuming way too much sugar, including the many treats we’ve whipped for you in the world of tech. Check it out!
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A new hacking trick has emerged leveraging your own helpdesk or support ticketing tools as an easy way to distribute malware.
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What we learned in Webroot's webinar on multi-vector protection.
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Ransomware

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Ransomware is malicious software, designed to block data access in order to extort money. As a form of malware, ransomware is most often used to infiltrate devices through infected emails or links that, in turn, recognize and take advantage of vulnerabilities in the operating system and installed third-party software.