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,’ CSL students Chance Coats and Xiaohao Wang and Assistant Professor Jian Huang look at how they can use the commodity storage devices already in a computer, to save the files without having to pay the ransom.
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