Most ransomware won't install on computers that have Russian language keyboards

What is ransomware? In case you haven't come across this term before, simply put, ransomware is a type of computer virus that blocks access to all your personal files, unless you pay the creator(s) of that virus a ransom.  According to this aptly titled article  « Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate ry This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate »  from KrebsOnSecurity "Virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrainian" This mainly happens because the perpetrators of these ransomware attacks usually come from those countries and the local authorities there, won't initiate an investigation unless someone within the country's borders files an official complaint .  So, when ransomware is about to get installed on your computer, it will che

Income Distribution Trends in the United States

This week we take a look at income distribution trends in the United States. Before we start, we should make clear what an income percentile is: Percentiles divide the data into 100 equal groups.   So for example if we say that a person is on the 75th income percentile (75th%), what it means is that if we gather 100 people from the general population inside a room, 75 of those will have a lower income than that person, while the other 25 of them will have a greater income.  There has been much talk lately about income inequality and the top 1% but just how far has the working class been left behind by the current economic status quo? According to  research from, if workers below the top 10% of the income distribution, had grown at the same rate as the overall economy since 1975, they would have collectively earned $2.5 trillion more in 2018, 67% higher than their actual 2018 earnings. The income of workers at the 2