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WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switch

Postby jimsenchuk » May 13th, 2017, 3:37 pm

It’s Not Over, WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switch'
Saturday, May 13, 2017

http://thehackernews.com/2017/05/wannac ... ttack.html

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/hel ... erver-2012
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby jimsenchuk » May 20th, 2017, 11:31 am

Available Tools Making Dent in WannaCry Encryption

https://threatpost.com/available-tools- ... y%20digest
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby TylerM4 » May 21st, 2017, 7:16 am

Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, those tools won't help the average consumer.

Lots of people on this very forum advising others not to upgrade. How to "hack" windows to prevent an automated update, etc.

This is why that's a bad idea.

People need to get over their mistrust of Microsoft and updating their systems. A bad update you can recover from, it's just an inconvenience. Wannacry means loosing all of your info unless you pay a ransom - then you MIGHT get your data back.

Yes, Microsoft is getting pushy with the updates. But they've got your best interests in mind. They're trying to prevent incidents like this.

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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby Woodenhead » May 22nd, 2017, 12:59 am

I stick to the "security only" updates. I'm on Win 7 tho. Anyway, it keeps you covered without having to install all the other potentially troublesome fluff. For May: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com ... =KB4019263

A good antivirus should keep you safe as well. Eset is a good one that I use. They even have a tool you can use to check if you're vulnerable here.
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby Dizzy1 » May 25th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Here's my personal defence against WannaCry ...

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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby Woodenhead » May 26th, 2017, 11:29 am

Apple makes me wanna cry.
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby Bsuds » May 26th, 2017, 12:25 pm

Woodenhead wrote:Apple makes me wanna cry.


Specifically their prices! :biggrin:

A quick search shows that Mac's are being targeted by Ransomeware too.

You are not exempt Dizzy.
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby forum » May 26th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Apple has always been for try hards.

Let them take my computer for ransom. I will ransom their ransom.
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby Dizzy1 » May 26th, 2017, 8:18 pm

Woodenhead wrote:Apple makes me wanna cry.

LOL!
Bsuds wrote:A quick search shows that Mac's are being targeted by Ransomeware too.

You are not exempt Dizzy.

Ummmm, I never said they weren't. Re-read my post again please thank-you ;)

Dizzy1 wrote:Here's my personal defence against WannaCry

I never said Ransomware nor did I say that there aren't such attacks against Macs, I said WannaCry specifically and WannaCry is specifically designed to target Window's machines.

But in the 3 years I've had my Mac, I've had zero viruses, zero ransomware attacks and just a couple of malware attacks. Compare that to all the Window's machines I've had - the extra bit of money is well spent.
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby forum » May 26th, 2017, 8:30 pm

And 3 years on the Mac you've had zero income producing projects.
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby Dizzy1 » May 26th, 2017, 8:41 pm

forum wrote:And 3 years on the Mac you've had zero income producing projects.

Oh OK - if you say so :up:
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Re: WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No 'Kill-Switc

Postby mexi cali » May 26th, 2017, 8:47 pm

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