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How to stop scammers from hijacking your hard drive

see also How hackers can ransom your files for hundreds of dollars Three years ago, Inna Simone logged onto her computer, expecting... To keep your computer safe from this scam and others, industry pros — including NYU professor and tech expert Damon McCoy; Ben Demonte, a managing director of cyber security at risk-assessment firm Kroll; and Kevin Haley, a director of Symantec’s Security Technology and Response division — advise a few simple precautions. Think before you click. McCoy says that lots of people open the door for malware themselves. “Let’s say you ...