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Comment: Re: Our saving grace, perhaps? (Score 1) 33 33

Yes and no. Malware such as CryptoWall goes after the user data specifically. It can run for days or months without detection. By the time you figure out something ain't right, the first task is to figure out how deep that rabbit hole to hell goes. You can't simply roll back to a previous snapshot without losing all subsequent productivity. You will have to perform some reconciliation with data due to undetected daily data destruction. It's not a fun day to deal with that!

Comment: Re:Antivirus is useless. (Score 2) 33 33

It's polymorphic, so yeah, AVs won't find it. It's executes random, in random memory, does it damage to files and drops a few HELP_DECRYPT.HTML files in whatever directory got hit. Then it terminates itself.

It does this to prevent reverse engineering and detection by AVs. Also, it won't run in VM environments so as a snapshot can be created to reverse engineer it too, so I've read. I haven't confirmed that part however.

I believe the payload is hosted in random Google Doc sites.

Comment: Re:BECAUSE IDIOTS PAY IT! (Score 1) 33 33

It will only go after AD if the Domain User account is a member of Domain Admins, Schema, etc. Even IT Administrators should have their own User account, and leave the one for Domain Admin as a utilitarian account. Because, if you're a member of those high level privileges and run the virus, it will run with whatever your account has access to!

Here's a previous article on the subject. Be sure to block My_Resume.zip and My_Resume.svg from e-mail in the meantime.

https://threatpost.com/cryptow...

Comment: Have to do this all the time. (Score 2) 238 238

In ham radio command and control over remote digital ground stations all have clear text passwords because it's against the law to encrypt on ham radio bands. So every password is a single use.

Today, if I connect to the digipeater that is near me I will use the password S4tA12fDg
and it will work once and only for a certain window for that single login to happen.

Any company worth anything would do the same. Here is your link, here is your one time use password, you had better get the file in the next 20 minutes or that password will not work.

Perfectly secure for simple crap that really has zero value like a school transcript.

Comment: Re:Back Door (Score 2) 56 56

"I am a Marxist-Leninist, and I will be a Marxist-Leninist until the last days of my life" - Fidel Castro (Dec 2, 1961)

I propose the immediate launching of a nuclear strike on the United States. The Cuban people are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the destruction of imperialism and the victory of world revolution. - Fidel Castro (Oct, 23, 1992, as quoted in NY Times)

Forbes estimates Castro has a net worth between 550 million and 900 million dollars.

So yeah, keep wearing that Che Guevara T-Shirt there buddy.

Comment: High Priced Meh. (Score 1) 75 75

Sorry but these are going to be USB 3.0 monitors, so they will not be 1920X1080 or higher and not impressive. They need to be displayport to leverage 2 displays at full high resolution. THEN be a high quality enough panel to not have defects.

I'll stick with the ASUS usb panel I carry with my laptop for when I actually need an extra screen. It's very low res (1366X768) but it's useful for having a PDF up or other very low framerate app up while I am at a customers site.

Comment: Re:Back Door (Score 3, Funny) 56 56

I'm guessing equipment purchased on the used market. Cuba's still pretty poor right now. Thanks to Castro and his little shit-fit revolution, he drove that nation into the ground via COMMUNISM! And no, Cuba's survival didn't depend on trading with America; or the lack of in this case. The financial wounds were self-inflicted by Cuba for Cuba. It truly is a sad story and need not have happened.

Comment: Re:alogrithms aren't racist (Score 1) 349 349

Exactly, I looked at photos of greek citizens standing at ATM machines today and thought, "wow they have horrible taste in clothing and are all fat like we are in America.

If it was not for the greek lettering on buildings, I would have guessed the photo was from florida.

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.

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