Entries by Calin Ghibu

Ransomware prevention

There are many tips for ransomware prevention online and about protection against ransomware, in general. Most include various commercial solutions that are, indeed, critical to providing adequate protection. We would like, however, to provide some tips on how to stay safe from ransomware infections, without relying on any software solution. It does not mean you […]

Enterprise ransomware protection

Enterprise ransomware protection has become the top cybersecurity concern and protecting computers from ransomware it is a top priority. The general advice on how to protect against ransomware, such as user training, deployment of anti-ransomware, antivirus and backup technologies, applies to small and large environments. However, there are unique challenges when such advice is implemented […]

Linux ransomware, an important concern

Although not a frequent target, and usually harder to exploit than other operating systems, Linux is not ransomware free. Mass ransomware attacks often target more popular operating systems, both among consumers with relatively fewer IT skills and businesses. However, targeted ransomware attacks go for a particular organization, so cyber criminals are looking to get a […]

Cerber ransomware evolves to steal passwords and Bitcoin wallets

Cerber made the headlines again, this time with the latest variant as it brings new functions to the table, highlighting the importance of enterprise ransomware protection. Some experts say that the evolution of ransomware is towards developing worm-like capabilities, like NotPetya and WannaCry, but this new Cerber variant shows another development direction: that of adapting […]

What is anti-ransomware

Anti-ransomware is a technology created to protect user data, in response to the ransomware phenomenon, a major concern and one of the biggest threats to cybersecurity nowadays. However, it is a rather new type of threat as major ransomware attacks started over three years ago, and it took some time until the community recognized ransomware […]

What is file monitoring?

File monitoring is an internal audit process of automatically observing and recording important aspects regarding how files are being accessed and how they change over time. Many controls defined by security standards require the implementation of such processes for compliance. In essence, file monitoring is performed for two important reasons: – To ensure the integrity […]

Ranstop protects against PowerShell ransomware – TEMASOFT Lab Demo

Test subject – PowerShell ransomware This PowerShell ransomware variant is particularly dangerous because it bypasses conventional anti-malware tools and renders files unusable. It uses a legitimate process to run the file encryption, eluding application control, heuristics and sandbox detection techniques. At the time of the test, less than a quarter of the solutions (according to […]

How can anti-ransomware software support your disaster recovery plan?

Anti-ransomware software supports your disaster recovery plan and protects files and backups and so it is a great addition to your strategy. Disaster recovery plans are being developed to ensure business continuity in case of incidents that affect systems and data. All such projects include solutions that perform regular backups of important files, in various […]

Ransomware protection: why are dedicated anti-ransomware products better than classic antivirus solutions?

Lately, there is a lot of disagreement related to why people who have various types of antivirus solutions in place, still get infected by ransomware. Experts’ opinions on the matter vary, some say antivirus is obsolete and should evolve into something else, like ransom antivirus, while others advocate for multi-layered ransomware protection strategies that include several […]