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Comment been_here (Score 5, Interesting) 236

From the article:

Once started, the Popcorn Time ransomware will check to see if the ransomware has been run already by checking for various files such as %AppData%\been_here and %AppData%\server_step_one. If the been_here file exists, it means the computer has already been encrypted and the ransomware will terminate itself. Otherwise, it will either download various images to use as backgrounds or start the encryption process.

So, everyone should just make sure %AppData%\been_here and %AppData%\server_step_one exist? :)

Comment Re:Web Application Firewall (Score 1) 333

Mod_security is great. I recommend checking out Atomic Secured Linux, which is a product comprising a hardened Linux kernel with trusted path execution, PaX and grsecurity, ClamAV, mod_security, mod_evasive, OSSEC, rkhunter, SSH hardening and comes with continuously updated custom rulesets for its components. It can do geoblocking, active response based on security events and comes with a web interface for management. No, I don't work for them, I'm just a happy customer. Now, of course, having good system-level security doesn't mean it's not important to keep security in mind when building a web application, but the additional layers of security definitely help.

Comment Re:Thin clients (Score 2, Informative) 620

I setup an LTSP setup a year ago and it is brilliant. We got one powerful machine (quadcore CPU, 4 GB RAM, etc.) and plug all the old machines we can get into a gigabyte switch connected to this server. Just plug it in, make it boot from the network and you got another (fast) machine to work on. I used K12LTSP 5EL (based on CentOS 5) and it just works out of the box.

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