Don's tip o' the day…
Ransomware is malicious software that locks you out of your computer or your data, and demands money to let you back in.
One "brand" of ransomware, widely known as Reveton, has been very widely circulated in recent months.
Reveton pretends to be a warning from your country's national police service, locks you out of your PC, and threatens criminal proceedings within 48 hours – usually for unspecified copyright offenses.
Of course, you can bypass the prosecution if you pay a "fine" to the cyber criminals. The amount they extort is typically about $200.
If you run across this sort of malware, it's tempting just to wear the cost and hope that the crooks live up to their promise of giving your PC back.
You can be assured that paying these criminals will not result in your computer being cleaned out, just your wallet.
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