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Ransomware Scam or Not, don’t Pay

The world is often a funny place at the best of times. The recent Twitter rant, that did not involve President Trump for a change but rather this platform and service it provides, proves this planet is a tad absurd. Notwithstanding the Twitter rant by a malware developer stating that this platform falsely accused the developer of being a scammer, the incident does raise a very important question. That being, should you ever pay the ransom if you’ve become a victim of ransomware? Before that question is answered the details of the aforementioned rant should be discussed. King Ouroboros, the developer or group of developers behind the King Ouroboros Ransomware, went to Twitter in an attempt to right a much perceived wrong. In the Twitter post, King Ouroboros attempts to set the record straight by stating that individual or group are not scammers. This appears to be in response to a ransomware removal guide publishe...

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Apple computers are well known as stable devices with the one of the greatest performance including the hardware specifications. Mac operating system also includes various self-diagnosing and repairing tools, however all these features might fail as well. When you're encountering the situation where nothing of built-in tools or software based fixing methods works, the last and most efficient solution would be to reinstall operating system. All modern mac computers contains two separate methods to reinstall operating system, by saying reinstall, we mean to install a fresh version of OS X. You may choose between installing operating system from your startup disk or Internet Recovery. In this article we will describe the second method, to make a clear view, the Internet Recovery method install the version of operating system, that came together with the version of your computer, this means if you're computer wa...

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