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Über-Nerd

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26 May 21

Russian-source ransomware: add a Russian keyboard to your computer settings. You don’t have to use it, just add it as an option. Sound too simple? InRussia it is not a crime to inject malicious code onto foreign computers, only onto Russian ones. So many Russian-source malware programs include a code check to see whether a potential target computer has a Russian language keyboard installed; if so, the malware installation terminates.

There is no guarantee of course, and it won’t stop non-Russian-source malware. But it’s easy and free and has no functional disadvantages..

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/try-this-one-weird-trick-russian-hackers-hate/

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03 Jun 21

Probably a rumor spread by Boris and Natasha who have infected those keyboards with spyware

mlb62

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09 Jun 21

@moonbus
do you mean to actually buy another keyboard and plug into USB port ?

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11 Jun 21

@ogb said
@moonbus
do you mean to actually buy another keyboard and plug into USB port ?
No. Just activate the language on the pc. No real keyboard needed.