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Ransomware – your worst nightmare comes true!

Ransomware-–-your-worst-nightmare-comes-true!

A nightmare is something that’s not real, but seems real because when you are dreaming, you are living it at the moment. During the dreaming phase, time is not relative, you do not have concept of reality or time, it becomes hard to comprehend whether an alternative reality exists or not – i.e the reality we live in. One would wonder, which reality do we live in? is it the rational reality or the irrational reality (dream world). No one has the answer to this question.

When we have a nightmare, we often wake up in a panicky state, as the feeling of being attacked or some negative event sparks a reaction. What we feel during a nightmare often results in physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, sweating, physical movements and other physical reactions. Regularly experiencing nightmares can often result in insomnia and can require the individual to seek treatment.

Whether it is some worries related to your job, finances or the security of your life and property, such worries can often substantiate in the form of nightmares. For example, as you may well know that most of our important and personal information is saved on PCs, gone are the days of using file cabinets with lock and key. Today, your computer is your file cabinet, it has all the necessary files you need to ensure your financial stability and safety of your identity. However, imagine an insect that eat files, this insect goes inside your file cabinets and starts to eat away your important documents such as your passport, driver’s license, tax returns, marriage certificate, birth certificate and other information. The next thing you know, you open your drawer and see that all your files and folders are gone, vanished into thin air.

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Although this isn’t possible in real, there is a similar threat that has the same effect, it’s called ransomware. Ransomware virus is without an argument the most effective and sinister of all viruses. Even antivirus companies hate to admit that they cannot protect you once your PC is infected with this virus. So, is there any way the user can protect his or her data? Since antivirus software are useless against ransomware, what are other option? Currently, there is only one option, it called Folder Lock. Folder Lock was primarily developed to prevent hackers from accessing personal data. However, countless independent studies show that Folder Lock was effective in preventing ransomware from hijacking users’ data. So, how does Lock Folder keep data safe from ransomware? Well, Folder Lock allows users to create self-executable lockers. These lockers are encrypted, using AES-256-bit encryption. All the user has to do is drop their sensitive data inside these lockers and their data becomes encrypted. When the ransomware does attack the data, it is denied access to it because the data is encrypted and therefore cannot identify the file type. What’s more, even if the entire PC has been put on lock down with the ransomware virus, users encrypted locker can be automatically backed up to a secure cloud server.

About Mohammad Irfan Ali

Mohammad Irfan Ali
Mohammad Irfan is the Lead Content Strategist at NewSoftwares. His main interest is in web related threats, phishing scams and social networking hoaxes. He is the admin of Talk Security and regulates the publication of all blogposts.

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