Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

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Jose Vildoza and Fabian Wosar collaborated on a tool that can recover the keys needed to unlock files encrypted by older versions of a ransomware program called CryptoDefense.

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