The latest threat in the vehicle security business is the ransomware, a type of digital file that locks up your vehicle and forces you to pay a ransom to unlock it.
As with most ransomware, it’s not hard to identify: it is encoded with a malicious image and a ransom note.
A digital ransom note is a text that can be sent to the victims’ mobile phone and it asks the victim to pay the ransom.
As it happens, ransomware is typically encrypted using the AES encryption algorithm, which means that the message doesn’t have to be readable by anyone, except the intended recipient.
This means it’s difficult to read or copy, but not impossible to decrypt.
The problem with ransomware is that it’s relatively easy to obtain, so the threat isn’t that big.
If you receive one or more ransomware-like messages, you should: Stay away from any devices connected to the internet, including smartphones.