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Does ransomware on Bootcamp Windows affects macOS disk?

If Windows on bootcamp partition is infected by ransomware, and encrypts all files stored in disk, can it encrypt macOS disk files?
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iCloud hacked. MacBook Pro locked. Starts uni tomorrow. Help!

So we went on holiday 3 weeks ago and during the holiday my girlfriend received a notification saying that her iPhone was locked from iCloud. We got around it and changed the password to iCloud. ...
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Time Machine backup strategy to avoid ransomware/other malware

I am trying to develop a strategy to protect a 2016 iMac against ransomware and other types of malware. I have several assumptions: An infection is going to occur when I am using it. Things such as ...
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How can I find out which process was stopped by RansomWhere?

I use RansomWhere, a tool to protect from ransomware. I have OS X Yosemite. As far as I understand, RansomWhere just warns me whenever an app tries to encrypt data. It's up to the user to judge ...
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My iPad is being held for ransom

I was able to restore my iPhone and iPod but my iPad is "offline" preventing me from getting out of lost mode. I also have a call in to Apple. I've changed my Apple ID password and had to cancel my ...
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What is the performance penalty of using RansomWhere.app?

As many might be aware OS X is now potential victim of ransomware exploits. So far we have one example only, First Mac-targeting ransom ware hits Transmission users, researchers say, but chances are ...