Posts Tagged ‘Encryption’

Hospital pays $17,000 ransom to get access back to its encrypted files

Written by Randy on . Posted in Antivirus, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech Tip, WebRoot

We encourage all our clients to use WebRoot on all their networked machines.  It only takes one unprotected computer to compromise your entire network.  Read below on what Not to do.
A Los Angeles hospital has paid a $17,000 to cyberattackers who crippled its network by encrypting its files, a payment that will likely rekindle a fierce debate over how to deal with a problem known as ransomware.
Source: Hospital pays $17,000 ransom to get access back to its encrypted files

Report: UK and US spies have cracked BlackBerrys BES encryption – Network World

Written by Randy on . Posted in Internet, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech

Is’s not just BIG Brother that can read your Encrypted BlackBerry Messages, It’s Big Brother UK too.  And…  Maybe others we don’t know? Read this article on Network world and realize that no communications you have electronically may be private. Report: UK and US spies have cracked BlackBerrys BES encryption – Network World.