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#1 by rpdesign » Sat May 13, 2017 06:52

i supposed everyone has just read the latest news about the ransomware attack ..... pretty scary .... and bitcoin plunge! :shock:
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#2 by BouldRake » Sat May 13, 2017 07:12

Just update and you're fine. But make sure you update EVERY machine on your network. One compromised machine, and you're screwed. If you have embedded devices, be extra careful, and don't connect them to your LAN.

But yeah, it's the penetration power of a state sponsored attacker (who sat on this vulnerability for years without bothering to tell anyone -
this is entirely the US intelligence agencies fault) with about the worst kind of attack you can get. Nasty.
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#3 by Charez » Sat May 13, 2017 11:47

I haven't read correctly about it, but it's basically tagetting XP machines only ?
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#4 by hyldig » Sat May 13, 2017 11:56

No not only XP machines , I tried several Ransomware attacks on a Win Vista laptop I had until 4 years ago . I have not tried it wile using Win 8 or Win 10 .
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#5 by BouldRake » Sat May 13, 2017 12:15

charez wrote: I haven't read correctly about it, but it's basically tagetting XP machines only ?

No, all versions of Windows.

Windows XP was the most recent version that hadn't been patched - so anyone up to date with security updates was fine, unless they were on XP.

XP has now been patched too, however.
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#6 by sonyjmn » Sat May 13, 2017 19:24

yep read this news.

Very disgusting and scary it has affected 99 countries.

The most affected is in UK & NHS is also affected
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#7 by claxyclicks584 » Sat May 13, 2017 20:07

This exploited a bug patched back in March, so if you were updated (you should be), you were fine.

Though the virus has been stopped now, some researcher found it connected to a unregistered domain, registered it, then found out that if the virus found the domain was registered it didn't encrypt anything :lol:
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#8 by sweetpie3000 » Sun May 14, 2017 06:34

They try attack the hospital. If you don't pay Bitcoin. They are going shut down the hospital and let your patients die.

They attack the hotel room. If you don't pay Bitcoin they are going lock down the customer in their room. :lol: :lol:
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#9 by pindokhan123 » Sun May 14, 2017 06:43

sweetpie3000 wrote: They try attack the hospital. If you don't pay Bitcoin. They are going shut down the hospital and let your patients die.

They attack the hotel room. If you don't pay Bitcoin they are going lock down the customer in their room. :lol: :lol:[/quot


what do u find funny sweetpie? :roll:
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#10 by Nikorj » Sun May 14, 2017 07:19

Thank's Bouldrake.

Windows 7 fully updated

Windows 10 fully updated (Now with anniversary edition) took 0nly 3 hours with windows update :mrgreen:
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#11 by Charez » Sun May 14, 2017 07:28

I am naked in the garden right now :D
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#12 by pindokhan123 » Sun May 14, 2017 07:38

i hope there is no strong winds in France right now mon cherie :D
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#13 by FluffyBug » Sun May 14, 2017 07:40

charez wrote: I am naked in the garden right now :D

Awesome!!

While you're out there can you Mow my lawn Cheers.
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#14 by BouldRake » Sun May 14, 2017 08:18

helloworld111 wrote: This exploited a bug patched back in March, so if you were updated (you should be), you were fine.

Though the virus has been stopped now, some researcher found it connected to a unregistered domain, registered it, then found out that if the virus found the domain was registered it didn't encrypt anything :lol:

But there's nothing stopping a second wave with slightly modified code that doesn't contain the kill switch (which appears to have been a badly thought out obfuscation feature) - and most are expecting exactly that. It's very important that you still update as quickly as possible.
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#15 by hlrive » Sun May 14, 2017 15:33

Nikorj wrote: Thank's Bouldrake.

Windows 7 fully updated

Windows 10 fully updated (Now with anniversary edition) took 0nly 3 hours with windows update :mrgreen:

Yeah mine took hours so I had to lose hours of online work. Sort of ticked me off, but at least it got updated, just told my daughter to leave her computer going all day and night today so it will update. She said it hasn't done it yet. And we have windows 10
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#16 by zegon » Sun May 14, 2017 16:35

hlrive wrote:
Nikorj wrote: Thank's Bouldrake.

Windows 7 fully updated

Windows 10 fully updated (Now with anniversary edition) took 0nly 3 hours with windows update :mrgreen:

Yeah mine took hours so I had to lose hours of online work. Sort of ticked me off, but at least it got updated, just told my daughter to leave her computer going all day and night today so it will update. She said it hasn't done it yet. And we have windows 10

In Windows , you can choose to upgrade yourself when it suits , no need to wait for the Widows update itself.

I upgraded manually and it only took 6 minutes for me.

Also upgrade the antivirus software manually , it's done quickly.
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#17 by x_0 » Sun May 14, 2017 16:58

May 9, 2017—KB4019263 (Security-only update) :thumbup:



Clix Here
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#18 by BouldRake » Sun May 14, 2017 17:02

Yeah, and you really should update, like now.

We're expecting a second wave when people go back to work on Monday, and start connecting infected machines back to the public networks. That's nothing specific to this attack, it's just something that tends to happen with any major attack that occurs over a weekend.
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#19 by sweetpie3000 » Mon May 15, 2017 00:53

If you get apple products you never get ransomwares in your MacBook or iMac. :lol: :lol:

No need to get anti virus from Apple computer products.

Apple users is the smartest people consumer. :lol: :lol:
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#20 by BouldRake » Mon May 15, 2017 00:55

This attack works just fine on WINE and since WINE maps z:/ to your root file system, you're just as screwed.
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