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Old 06. Jul 2016, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ransomware can change any file that a user can can access. Is there a software that can lockout all files from write access in a directory when I do something and only allow write access to that directory when I do something.
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Old 06. Jul 2016, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out VoodooShield and see if it does what you are looking for:

https://voodooshield.com/
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That is not going to solve the problem of ransomware writing, since it runs in either your account or as an administrator.
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that's it - - ransomware will still write, in the background, to your HDD.
- just keep that A/Virus updated. .. ..
and your antimalware as well.
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A/virus programs can only work against ransomware and malware that it knows.

The best solution is to make a disk image, if the ransomware strikes, you can go back to the image. The problem is that you need to have the USB or harddrive disconnected from the computer or the ransomware will change it too. This means having to remember to plug it in and take it off everyday.
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A/virus programs can only work against ransomware and malware that it knows.
This is a good point.

Bear in mind that ransomeware costs money (most sources have to buy in the code and set up a system to distribute it which often entails buying hacked email addresses too). It is absurd therefore to think these folks will not test their code variant against the top antivirus programs before attempting to distribute it. The result then of course is this, at least initially.

https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/sec...s-0-detection/

Additionally, a well known malware prevention vendor claims to have a product capable of combating this but hey-ho they won't release any data to back this up.

Switching to Linux is the only guarantee of avoidance because the system itself has no vulnerability unless users deliberately override the default security and the number of Linux users does not make targeting them cost effective anyway.
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Switching to Linux is the only guarantee of avoidance because the system itself has no vulnerability
Utter rubbish! And it is attitudes like this that the malware writers absolutely love.
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Utter rubbish! And it is attitudes like this that the malware writers absolutely love.
Well, apart from the known attacks against Linux servers I am unaware of any Linux desktop users that have become victims of ransomeware but please provide the links you have as I've obviously missed this.

My own experience to date correlates to the link below but as it's almost a year old, maybe there have been other developments I am unaware of?

http://security.stackexchange.com/qu...ux-in-the-wild
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The original comment implied that Linux was immune to attacks, which is inherently not true.
It doesn't matter how many attacks there have been and what OS they have attacked, no OS is immune to attack.
The vast majority of attack are against people using Windows systems because they are a bigger target and users tend to be less computer savvy.

There is also the fact that Linux users are fare less likely to admit to an attack.
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The original comment implied that Linux was immune to attacks, which is inherently not true.
No it did not. The content of this thread relates to ransomware and home desktops, not malware in general or Linux based machines in general.
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