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Modern field guide to security and privacy

Are you safe from ransomware? Take our quiz to find out

Erick Montes

Criminals deploy ransomware to infect computers until victims cough up money – and scores of people are paying. In 2015, victims spent an estimated $24 million on ransomware scams. But there are easy ways of defending yourself before you get into that situation. How protected are you against digital fraudsters?

1. What's the most common way that users get infected with ransomware?

Phishing emails and malicious websites

 

Fake two-factor authentication messages

 

Infected USB drives

 

Malicious computer hardware

 
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