police ransomware and linux mint 18

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by taleblou, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. luxilius

    luxilius Registered Member

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    You can be Custom user with sudo also and etc/firejail work for usermos --shell
     
  2. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Linux users don't bother with AV.

    Malware writers don't write viruses and trojans for it because the market share is small and the reward is low.

    And Linux has more than good security.
     
  3. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

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    Sounds like an extension was installed somehow or other that hijacked your homepage. An extension would survive a bleachbit cleaning. It would be nice if you could retrace your steps the night before this happened.

    Later...
     
  4. SuperSapien

    SuperSapien Registered Member

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    I would personally recommend FoxWebSecurity.
     
  5. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    So anything definitive here or just FUD?
     
  6. Amanda

    Amanda Registered Member

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    A few posts are good. Most are bad and FUD.
     
  7. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    Given the sparse information to go on, the posts are mostly, and understandably, speculative in nature. I didn't see anything at all that appeared to be FUD.
     
  8. taleblou

    taleblou Registered Member

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    Well I have not faced anymore ransomewhere or malwares again since I took a few steps to secure the linux mint I have. Hopefully it was a once in a life time happening.
     
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