Ransomware – what is it and how to protect yourself

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Ransomware has been around for some time now. Luckily, not everyone has heard of it, but if you’ve been unlucky enough to of come across it, it’s not something you’re likely to forget.

 

What is ransomware?

It is a type of malware, but it has a different approach. Instead of going for passwords by one of several means (phishing), it wants to convert your data to a different file type and encode it so you have to pay a ransom to get it unlocked.

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