How to become ransomware proof’ish

Ransomware should be dead

If you want to know how you can become ransomware proof, then you are at the right place. In this article we will discuss how to become ransomware proof.

Ransomware can do real damage to an environment, simply because it will lock out the user of accessing files which are stored on the device.

The next step in an ransomware attack is the moment that the attacker will inform the user that ransom needs to be paid in order to regain access to the ransomware locked files.

By knowing this, we know that files are being targeted to force the individual to pay the ransom, and this is something which we will further discuss by providing tips on how to become ransomware proof.

Tips on how to become ransomware proof

Macro’s

Once you receive a file which demands macro’s to be enabled, simply investigate the macro before enabling the macro function. Malware authors try to obfuscate their macro, so simply look if you see a weird macro. Like the one below.



Example of Locky Macro

Antivirus

I cannot stress this enough. Buy yourself a decent and legally licensed antivirus solution for your endpoints. Antivirus solutions can detect ransomware families before they are executed. There is no excuse for not using an antivirus solution. Buy one, install it, update it, and keep it updated.