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How to Protect Yourself Against Ransomware Attack?

As more and more organizations are increasing their dependency on information technology, any disruption to these services can have negative impact on the organization’s functioning. Recent incidents of Ransomware is one of such that can cause severe disruption and financial loss to any organization. Hence, it is very important for any organization to keep their information technology (IT) infrastructure safe and hack-free as much as possible.

What is Ransomware, anyway?
Ransomware is a malicious program which encrypts user’s data on their computer and ask money in return to decrypt it. Encryption is a legitimate program in computer which is used for safeguarding data in the event that computer is lost. Nobody can open and look at the data without the encryption key. Hence, safeguarding the data from being compromised. The Ransomware utilizes that feature of the operating system to encrypt the compromised system by tricking a user to click on a malicious link sent either through email …

Massive Ransomware Attack

A massive Ransomware attack took place this weekend which has caused severe disruption to many organizations around the world. The name of the ransomware has been identified as “WannaCry”. The current available information indicates that the ransomware is initiated through SMBv2 remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Operating System based computers. Microsoft has provided a critical security update for the vulnerability in March 2017.

Affected Resources
All Windows operating systems which has not applied Microsoft Windows SMB Server (4013389) security update are most likely to be affected by WannaCry ransomware. Have a look at the following page for more details about the affected systems:
MS17-010: Security update for Windows SMB Server: March 14, 2017

Solutions / Response
1. Check all your system and make sure that all are updated with latest Windows Security patches

2. If you have IDS installed in your organization, regularly monitor and respond to IDS events promptly

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32GB Brief Description, Specifications and Price in India

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32GB Smartphone (Dual-SIM) was launched in May 2017. It has 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen and the resolution of the screen is 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. Another important thing to know about the screen of the Smartphone is that the screen is not Scratch Resistant.

Image Source: mi.com
Other Specifications of the Smartphone is as follows:
The phone is powered by 2GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.It comes with two variants of RAM - 2GB and 3GBThe phone is 8.35-mm thin and weight is 165g (2GB RAM)The 32GB of internal memory storage can be expanded upto 128GB via a microSD cardIt runs Android 6.0It is powered by a 4100mAH battery which is really impressiveAs connectivity options, it has GPS, HotSPot, Wi-Fi, BluetoothThe main camera is 13MP with Auto-Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Geo-tagging, HDR, Touch Focus, Video recording, Digital Zoom.The also has Front facing Camera of 5MP for taking good sel…