EurekAlert: Illinois researchers add ‘time-travel’ feature to drives to fight ransomware attacks

EurekAlert: Illinois researchers add ‘time-travel’ feature to drives to fight ransomware attacks. “One of the latest cyber threats involves hackers encrypting user files and then charging ‘ransom'” to get them back. In the paper, ‘Project Almanac: A Time-Traveling Solid State Drive,’ University of Illinois students Chance Coats and Xiaohao Wang and Assistant Professor Jian Huang from the Coordinated Science Laboratory look at how they can use the commodity storage devices already in a computer, to save the files without having to pay the ransom.”