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Ransom malware attacks underscore limitations of anti-virus software

John E Dunn | Nov. 24, 2014
Trail of destruction.

Another development will be to target specific systems, the first example of which was a ransom attack that exploited a sofwtare flaw found only on Synology NAS drives.

As for home users, Techworld's advice is simple - When it comes to malware, Windows is a drying field that needs some Amish-style ploughing. Install Linux or, better still, buy a Chromebook, and leave Windows ransomware behind for good.


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