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What you need to know about WannaCry and the Ransomware Attack

  • 16/05/2017 at 00:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
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WannaCry RansomwareNo doubt you’ve heard about the ransomware attack know as WannaCry that hit computers across the world over the weekend. But, what was it, where did it come from, how was it stopped and how can you protect yourself, your company and your information?

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Apple is no longer immune to Malware

Apple and MalwareIt seems like Apple has seen better days. One of the first things an Apple Specialist will tell you when you’re looking into purchasing a Macbook is that you won’t have to deal with any type of virus or malware. And the truth is that Apple computers had been immune to those for quite a long time… until now when they are confessing that the malware has gotten worse.

How is malware attacking Mac users? Well, it seems to be that the trap – referred to as Mac Defender – is when making use of Google images. When clicking on a bad picture it will take the user to a window that reads like this: “To help protect your computer Apple Web Security have detected Trojans and ready to remove them. Cancel – Remove all”. As you can see the rather bizarre wording of the “alert” can make any English speaker suspicious but the appearance of the message might trick anybody. Users that have just started to use Mac might be fooled easier since they are not aware and don’t know what to expect as an alert.

When this message pops up, it’s trying to get the user to install a certain program that will “remove all Trojans”. The user is probably thinking that the computer is really infected so he or she will most likely install it.

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