15 Free Ransomware Decryption Tools

Launched less than a year ago, the No More Ransom (NMR) project has increased its capacity with new partners and new decryption tools added to its now global campaign to combat Ransomware.

Started as a joint initiative by Europol, the Dutch National Police, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, No More Ransom is an anti-ransomware cross-industry initiative to help ransomware victims recover their data without having to pay ransom to cyber criminals.Continue Reading…

10 Ways to Hack-Proof Your Smartphone

Hacking is no longer restricted to computers, but has moved to smartphones. Besides getting access to your private information and location, a hacker can also easily get access to your email, social media and bank accounts on your smartphone. Further, the privacy concern raised by the state sponsored spies in mainstream phones has made it more difficult for the users to keep themselves secure. A classic example of this was the government hack of an iPhone used by a San Bernardino killer.
While most people aren’t targets of the FBI, NSA or a foreign government, hackers are always on the hunt to steal financial and personal information of the common man. For instance, your email account on the smartphone, paves way for the hacker to reset your banking and other sensitive passwords.Continue Reading…

Why I Always Tug on the ATM

Once you understand how easy and common it is for thieves to attach “skimming” devices to ATMs and other machines that accept debit and credit cards, it’s difficult not to closely inspect and even tug on the machines before using them. Several readers who are in the habit of doing just that recently shared images of skimmers they discovered after gently pulling on various parts of a cash machine they were about to use.Continue Reading…

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