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Tuesday 11th April 2017

Stuxnet Virus

USB Dives Left for people to Pick Up

 

 

 

By Fred Mustica 04-04-2017

  1. Security – USB Drives Can Contain Malware / Virus’s these Nasties can run automatically just by plugging into your Computer, If You Find a USB Drive out on the street do not plug it into your computer if you have information on your computer you do not wish to Lose, Data that you want compromised. Link to an Example http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37431335
  2. USB Drives can Fail – Ensure you have the Data that is on your USB Drives saved on another location ( EG Computer / External Hard Drive / Other USB Drives / Disks ) http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hard-drives-ssds-flash-drives-how-long-will-your-storage-media-last/
  3. Correct Use – You Should always eject your USB Drive the Correct way. Do not unplug while in use as it can render the drive Corrupt. Bottom right find the eject USB Icon and click   – wait for the It is safe to eject the USB Drive.
  4. USB Drives can come in many Forms / Shapes Sizes / Colors.
  5. USB Drives come in different speeds. USB 3.0 is much faster than USB 2.0, but the standard must be supported by both the USB port and the drive itself. If your flash drive is USB 3.0 but your computer’s port is USB 2.0, transfers will happen at USB 2.0 speeds. (Roughly speaking, USB 3.0 transmits data at 100 MB/s while USB 2.0 transmits at 15 MB/s.) http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/usb-flash-drive-guide-5-things-know-buying-one/
  6. More INFO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive

Other Options For Sharing Files

  1. Other Ways to Share Files….Click Here…..
  2. Dropbox
  3. Google Drive

2018 – Whats In Store

2018 will be the year malicious software becomes smarter and cyber criminals increasingly chase crypto-currencies like bitcoin, according to predictions from computer security companies.

It will also be the year ransomware — software designed by hackers that locks up computer systems until a fee is paid — will become more targeted and prevalent among big business, where ransom demands are often much higher in dollar value due to businesses having more money to divulge than consumers, according to computer security firm Fortinet

 

Derek Manky, global security strategist at Fortinet, says that although the threat magnitude of ransomware has grown by 35 times over 2017 with “ransomworms” and other types of attacks, there is more to come.

“The next big target for ransomware is likely to be cloud service providers and other commercial services with a goal of creating revenue streams,” he says, pointing to one ransom that resulted in $US1 million being paid by a web hosting company in 2017.

 

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