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KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

Comcast/Xfinity provided Norton Security Suite 22.8.1.14 appears to be vulnerable to 3 of 10 RanSim ransomware scenarios (see attachment).  Please advise ASAP!

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Kudos0

Re: KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

Hello Rjstephan

I just tried to go to that website and Norton Safe Web gives it a Caution Warning, so I would not even go into their website to see what that site is. According to Safe Web, that site has a phishing attack in their website. If there is a real threat, I would say that there would be other sites about it.

Our expert on NSS is located where Mother Nature was not very nice. Real life matters are taking preference now.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

Rjstephan: Comcast/Xfinity provided Norton Security Suite 22.8.1.14 appears to be vulnerable to 3 of 10 RanSim ransomware scenarios (see attachment).  Please advise ASAP!

KnowBe4’s Ransomware Simulator "RanSim" appears to report \Rick\Documents as Vulnerable.

KnowBe4’s Ransomware Simulator "RanSim" gives you a quick look at the effectiveness of your existing network protection. RanSim will simulate 10 ransomware infection scenarios and show you if a workstation is vulnerable to infection.

https://www.knowbe4.com/ransomware-simulator 

Kudos0

Re: KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

I'm confident that it's a perfectly legitimate site (and simulator).  I suggest entering the URL at https://www.virustotal.com/ (where it returns a detection ratio of 0/68 for me).

I also suggest this 01/10/2017 product review: https://websetnet.com/ransim-test-vulnerable-computer-ransomware-attack/

Does PC Magazine link to phising sites?:  http://www.pcworld.com/article/2361023/knowbe4-backs-its-training-with-a...

I have seen other posts similar to mine for other security products and they are investigating (as opposed to minimizing or dismissing).  I'd suggest that Norton do the same.

Kudos0

Re: KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

Rjstephan: I'd suggest that Norton do the same.

I'd suggest backup, prevention and Bleeping Computer for Help.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/239/ransomware-help-tech-support/

I'd suggest tools e.g., HitmanPro.Alert
https://www.hitmanpro.com/en-us/alert.aspx


you may submit your concerns thru Norton Feedback & Product Suggestions

Kudos0

Re: KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

Phishing sites attempt to get you to enter information.  As long as you are aware that any forms on the site may be phishing attempts and you do not enter anything in them, there is no danger.  PDF files, posted on a public board, on the other hand.....

Kudos0

Re: KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

bjm:  I'm so glad you mentioned Sophos.  While I have not tried their Hitman Pro product, I have tested Sophos Home (in a Win10 virtual machine without Norton or Windows Defender) and - unlike NSS - my reccollection is that it blocked all 10 RanSim scenarios.

Kudos0

Re: KnowBe4's RanSim reports 3 Ransomware Vulnerabilities in NSS

Rjstephan: bjm:  I'm so glad you mentioned Sophos.  While I have not tried their Hitman Pro product, I have tested Sophos Home (in a Win10 virtual machine without Norton or Windows Defender) and - unlike NSS - my reccollection is that it blocked all 10 RanSim scenarios.

 and when you need help with Sophos Home
https://community.sophos.com/products/sophos-home/

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