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st1709: I Just WannaCry! [Podcast]

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st1709: I Just WannaCry! [Podcast]

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Have you ever just needed a good cry?  Well the people experiencing the “Wannacry” virus are probably feeling that way right now.

Wannacry is ransomware.  It encrypts an infected computer’s hard drive and attempts to sell an encryption key to its victims for a cost of $300 to start and then the cost escalates quickly the longer the victim waits to pay.  In this episode we talk about the insidiousness of such ransomware and how you can protect yourself.

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