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Test CryptoStopper - Ransomware Simulator

Chris Hartwig

  TestCryptoStopper.exe was developed for use with CryptoStopper™.  We wanted to give our customers a safe and easy way to test the effectiveness of CryptoStopper™ against a ransomware attack.  

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CryptoStopper FAQ

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Using Group Policy to Disable Show Hidden Files

Chris Hartwig

There are thousands of hidden files on your workstation that were installed with your applications and operating system that you probably are not aware exist. Deleting these hidden files could be…

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RDP Brute Force Attack Detection and Blacklisting with Powershell

Chris Hartwig

Overview Monitoring systems provide great value because they alert us to unusual events. They allow us to check a box on our audit sheet, but really a monitoring system is just half of the equation.…

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CryptoStopper Bug List

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GandCrab Ransomware Puts the Pinch on Europe

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Ransomware attacks continue to evolve in sophistication, and one of the latest variants is tearing through Europe with lightning speed. GandCrab ransomware has affected over 50,000 users in less than…

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SamSam Ransomware Continues Attacks on Vulnerable Hospitals and Health Systems

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NIST 800-63b Password Guidelines Surprises

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  NIST released new guidelines for user password requirements that are significantly different than those you may be used to following. For anyone keeping up with identity management guidelines over…

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What Usually Happens In a Ransomware Attack

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    So, you got hit with ransomware today. You know…. that thing you’ve been hearing about that encrypts your data and holds it for a bitcoin ransom? You were so sure ransomware would never infect…

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