So let’s start with a little story. Last Tuesday I was setting up my old Laptop so that I can reach it from the internet therefor I have downloaded an RDP patcher and opened the neccessary port on my router. On Friday morning a ransomware has been put on the laptop with all my files encrypted.
Yes I know I did a lot of things wrong like using the default ports, using an untrusted patcher also my password was not the best (and yes I could have used an other dozen software which are more secure).
Thankfully I had to replace the motherboard a month earlier so there wasn’t that much stuff on it so as soon as I realized I started a factory reset and reverted the router changes.
I hope there is nothing else left on the laptop but still not 100% sure I am safe.
But one thing is still bothering me and I can’t seem to find an answer is connected to encryption itself.
So I have red a couple basic stuff but I can’t find the core things like:
If I use x program to encrypt can an other y program encrypt them again?
The answer is most likely yes but why? If I were to find a program that can lock it with a single encryption what are the core elements to do doing it and so on?
In general if you could point me to an article that has what I need it’s perfect but after spending hours with it none of them is trying to explain in that details.
Last but not least hit me with anything useful for my further testing considering the rdp, router or the encrytion (also I am looking for a great network logging program).