What you need to know about ransomware

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May 4, 2016

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How to foil Android ransomware


Malware used to be mostly about viruses on Windows machines. Now there’s a whole menagerie of nasties, and they can be found anywhere software lives, from ads to apps to cars. One tactic on the rise is ransomware, which locks your phone, laptop, or tablet behind a password and demands payment for unlocking it. Find out what you need to know about Android ransomware: the apps that scan for it, where you don’t want to click, and the best way to avoid paying up. And check the next story down for PC tips. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor


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