1. Post #1
    black_tech's Avatar
    May 2007
    395 Posts
    McAfee posted:
    Meet ‘Tox': Ransomware for the Rest of Us
    The packaging of malware and malware-construction kits for cybercrime “consumers” has been a long-running trend. Various turnkey kits that cover remote access plus botnet plus stealth functions are available just about anywhere. Ransomware, though very prevalent, has not yet appeared in force in easy-to-deploy kits.
    But now we have Tox–and it’s free.
    While sifting though our stream of “dark web” data, McAfee Labs found Tox on May 19. It was updated on May 21 with a new FAQ and an updated design. But the core did not change.
    SpiceWorks posted:
    Tox is not going to to be the last criminal malware to embrace this model. You can expect new strains, built with more features, better quality and different encryption and evasion methods. This is only the beginning.
    https://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs...the-rest-of-us
    https://community.spiceworks.com/top...e-as-a-service

    I guess this would've happened eventually. I wonder if this will cause a massive burst of ransomware infections.
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  2. Post #2
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    May 2010
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    At first I was thinking about https://tox.im/ and got a bit scared for a minute.
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  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    July 2012
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    At first I was thinking about https://tox.im/ and got a bit scared for a minute.
    I wonder if its some kind of smear against it.
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  4. Post #4
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    April 2012
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    Whoops...
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  5. Post #5
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    May 2009
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    Whoops...
    Cheeky cunts. I'd sooner follow a scorched earth policy on my PC than give them the satisfaction.
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    March 2009
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    Well, here comes more justification to censor the internet as well as deny access to TOR!
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    January 2011
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    Well, here comes more justification to censor the internet as well as deny access to TOR!
    why would a couple of dickheads making ransomware give reason to censor the internet and deny access to tor
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  8. Post #8
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    February 2005
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    stuff like this is why if you have anything too important to lose, make sure its backed up somewhere, otherwise you are gonna have no choice but to cough up.
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    August 2009
    2,141 Posts
    Allready had a customer dump a OS drive on me at work with this on it.

    Great.

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    March 2010
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    Reasons to have all important files backed up onto an external drive, this.
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  11. Post #11
    Dennab
    December 2014
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    why would a couple of dickheads making ransomware give reason to censor the internet and deny access to tor
    Tox, child porn sites, Agora and similar drug markets: to some people, they're all reasons to deny people access to TOR.

    Shitty reasons, but reasons.
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  12. Post #12
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    December 2007
    6,989 Posts
    Well I'm glad I heard of this this way, rather than the hard way. Time to start backing up important data.
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  13. Post #13
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    July 2014
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    I wonder if its some kind of smear against it.
    After how skype's been letting the NSA walk all over them, I wouldn't put it past skype.
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    Killed postal with a fart once.
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    December 2007
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    After how skype's been letting the NSA walk all over them, I wouldn't put it past skype.
    Yes Microsoft makes viruses now.
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    Go Shuya! You can do it Shuya!
    redback3's Avatar
    December 2005
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    How to avoid these scary ransomwares :(

  16. Post #16
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    September 2010
    2,873 Posts
    By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.
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  17. Post #17
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    July 2012
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    How to avoid these scary ransomwares :(
    Do not download or run suspicious executables, always keep your antivirus up to date, back up your important shit you wouldn't want lost forever. That's about all you can do.

    By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.
    I think you're lacking that, otherwise it would've told you not to post.
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  18. Post #18
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    September 2010
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    Do not download or run suspicious executables, always keep your antivirus up to date, back up your important shit you wouldn't want lost forever. That's about all you can do.

    Congratulations. That's common fucking sense
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  19. Post #19
    itisjuly's Avatar
    July 2012
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    Congratulations. That's common fucking sense
    Yes, that is. What you posted wasn't.
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    April 2012
    930 Posts
    Do not download or run suspicious executables, always keep your antivirus up to date, back up your important shit you wouldn't want lost forever. That's about all you can do.
    And of course remember to make backups of your backups. A good general rule of thumb is: there should be three copies of your data otherwise it does not exist.

  21. Post #21
    You're saying you like dos more than me, right?
    Mike Tyson's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,522 Posts
    By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.
    Good luck if you get hit by a drive-by!
    Using only 1 line of defense is stupid and risky. it takes 5 minutes it install avast free and youre already a shitton safer.
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  22. Post #22
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    Dennab
    May 2010
    4,137 Posts
    By using Common Sense 2015. It's free, even.
    Not sure why people rated this dumb. I found anti virus programs to be a nuissance and something that slows my PC down and a lot of times they just flag files that are safe as viruses for no reason. I literally just do a full scan of my computer every few months and that's it. Been doing this for years, so far i haven't had any problems. Last full scan i've done was a week ago with Kaspersky and it found nothing. Then again i also reinstall my windows every 4-5 months almost and avoid going on fishy sites + have adblock, adblock plus and firewall enabled at all times.
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  23. Post #23
    itisjuly's Avatar
    July 2012
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    Not sure why people rated this dumb. I found anti virus programs to be a nuissance and something that slows my PC down and a lot of times they just flag files that are safe as viruses for no reason. I literally just do a full scan of my computer every few months and that's it. Been doing this for years, so far i haven't had any problems. Last full scan i've done was a week ago with Kaspersky. Then again i also reinstall my windows every 4-5 months almost
    I rated dumb because he acted like a smartass.
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