Vulnerabilities in some Netgear router and NAS products open door to remote attacks | Techworld.com

After reading this we are recommending that anyone with a Netgear router/firewall product checks the following URL:

http://<<address_of_router>>/BRS_02_genieHelp.html

If this comes up with an authentication request then there is no need for concern – HOWEVER if this does present a page to you then we STRONGLY recommend turning off Remote administration of the router until Netgear issues an update – or getting a new (non Netgear) router/firewall.

Vulnerabilities in some Netgear router and NAS products open door to remote attacks – Techworld.com.

CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ | BleepingComputer

The Cryptolocker ransomware is still going strong. In essence, once your computer has been infected it encrypts all of your “document” files based on file extension and then gives the user 72 hours to pay the ransom ($300 USD or 2 BTC). It will encrypt not only the local files but also any files stored on shared drives – which makes it critical that you are protected. It is one of the few pieces of ransomware that does encryption *correctly* so at present, short of paying the ransom, there is no other means to decrypt. Bleeping Computer has a good write up of the virus and what to do:

CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ.