Can DNS Security Block Ransomware?

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Paul Mockapetris, Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP

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Any device that reaches the Internet is susceptible to ransomware from the web. DNS security is used to block ransomware and keep your devices safe. Watch the video below as Dr. Paul V. Mockapetris, Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP, goes over the ways security blocks ensure the safety of your data. How Can a Computer Get Infected With Ransomware? Devices that are used to access the web, including laptops, computers, phones, and tablets, are targeted by malicious actors. These cybercriminals can create infected websites that look legitimate, which tricks users into visiting dangerous sites. They sometimes infect innocent sites, which is nearly impossible to predict from the user's point of view. There are also times when a malicious actor infects an ad for a site. When the user clicks on the ad, they may be infected. How Does DNS Security Block Ransomware? Ransomware blocking works on several different levels. The first, and most important, is that it prevents you from going to these infected sites. Security for ransomware, like that offered through ThreatSTOP, is updated on a continuous basis. It is able to communicate with the network when a user clicks on a link that is corrupted. It will either warn the user that they are about to enter a dangerous area, or it will make entering that website impossible by blocking entry... Do you need protection against malicious actors who want to exploit your data and devices? Contact us and speak with an expert. We will help you learn more about our services so you and your employees can access the web without worry. Call us today!

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