Monday March 7, 2016

A First for Mac's, Ransom-ware successfully installed.

RansonwareCNN, Rueters and many more are reporting a first for the Apple Operating System.  Ransom-ware was successfully installed and asking people to pay an equivalent and $400 in order to unlock their system.  Windows customers have seen several attacks like this in the past but apple until today relatively safe.
'KeRanger' the name of the ransom-ware proves that security no matter what the platform needs to be address and taken seriously.  No one is inherently safe based on what computer is used.  Everyone needs to be mindful of what is downloaded on their system, updating security patches and running precautionary scans.
KeRanger reference articles:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/07/technology/ransomware-apple-os-x/
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-ransomware-idUSKCN0W80VX

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