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More Australians are falling for ransomware (and here’s why)

Whether you’re on a PC, a Mac, or a smartphone, you’re at risk for getting caught by ransomware, and according the research, it’s happening to more and more Aussies.You’ve always known the online world could be a dangerous place, and between all the warnings of viruses, of malware, of internet horrors and nasties and whatnot, you’ve always tried to watch what you click.But that’s not true of everyone, and new research from Symantec suggests that ransomware is catching many people out, especially in Australia, where…

Malware on the increase targeting all manner of things

It seems there’s no escape from the dangers of the web, as Kaspersky confirms malware is hunting practically everything.You’ve seen it on computers, on tablets, and even on phones, and as bad as malware like the ransomware affecting the world as Petya can get, it’s also not the end.According to new research from the security boffins at Kaspersky Lab, malware in the wild is increasing, and with more than 7000 examples targeting smart devices, it’s likely going to get worse.Computers running operating systems like…

How do you spot malware or ransomware?

Everyone uses the internet, and everyone knows about viruses, but why is it that so many people are still getting fooled by the modern equivalent of internet viruses? We're exploring that in this question, as we ask a question few seem to know the answer to.

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