Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
Lock My PC Used By Tech Support Scammers, Free Recovery Available
For the longest time, tech support scammers have forced their uncooperative victims’ hand by using Windows’ built-in program named SysKey. This was used to lock the victim’s computer and encrypt the SAM database when/if a caller had any hesitation to pay up for the “support call.” After Windows 10 1709 update, Windows no longer supports this software, and scammers were forced to look for alternatives, after which many found and utilized Lock My PC. This program has almost identical functionality to SysKey, however it doesn’t encrypt the SAM database. This means that someone with some technological knowledge could remove the lock on their computer through recovery or bootable media, but not many of the victims are likely to be these particular people.
When FSPro Labs, the developer of Lock My PC, saw that their software was being used maliciously, they immediately removed the ability for the public to download their software. They also gave information on how to bypass the lock by typing ‘999901111’ into the password prompt, and then inputting the recovery code that appears into their website.
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