May 23, 2021

7-Zip concerns :/

I’m not very knowledgeable within this field so apologies for any misconceptions I might have, but I have a question regarding recent ransomware attacks.

Many attacks have involved the use of 7-zip or other file compression software for encrypting folders etc, is there a way I can potentially protect myself from this, maybe blocking 7-zip from installing or running somehow.

I also heard that some people found installing the Russian language pack on windows tricks some ransomware attacks into treating you as a ‘friendly’ anyone got any thoughts on this 😂



Using a cow fs like btrfs or zfs with one of the auto snapshot and backup tools.
(backups without a cow fs can be done with rsync/rdiff-backup, etc but are less fast/small)

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