August 2014

Cinch I.T. > 2014 > August

Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware that takes infected machines hostage. CryptoLocker was successful at garnering multi-millions in ransom payments the first two months of CryptoLocker’s distribution, according to a recent blog by FireEye regarding the takeover of CryptoLocker infrastructure – Operation Tovar. Operation Tovar helped tear down the infrastructure used by attackers, but there are still many instances where users are still being...

Read More

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. In Windows Vista/7, simply type regedit in Start Search and hit Enter. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type the user name to log on with, and then click OK. If DefaultUserName registry value name is not found, create a new String Value (REG_SZ)with value name as DefaultUserName. Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type the password for the user account under the value data box, and...

Read More