Page 8 of 11 FirstFirst ... 678910 ... LastLast
  1.    15 May 2017 #71
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 611
    W10 Home 1703

    Here is the answer to my question, in case anyone is interested:
    WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems Windows Security
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    15 May 2017 #72

    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    Here is the answer to my question, in case anyone is interested:
    WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems Windows Security
    Hi there

    all the security in the world is NO GOOD if people can't be bothered to patch their machines !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    15 May 2017 #73
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 611
    W10 Home 1703

    All the security in the world is no good if people won't stop opening unknown attached files! Too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    15 May 2017 #74
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,454
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    All the security in the world is no good if people won't stop opening unknown attached files! Too.
    All the security in the world is no good, period. There will always be a way to circumvent it and most of it is by design. Built in to take control.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    15 May 2017 #75
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,836
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    Here is the answer to my question, in case anyone is interested:
    WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems Windows Security
    It doesn't definitively tell you any more than has been mentioned already:

    The exploit code used by WannaCrypt was designed to work only against unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (or earlier OS) systems, so Windows 10 PCs are not affected by this attack.

    We haven’t found evidence of the exact initial entry vector used by this threat, but there are two scenarios that we believe are highly possible explanations for the spread of this ransomware:

    • Arrival through social engineering emails designed to trick users to run the malware and activate the worm-spreading functionality with the SMB exploit
    • Infection through SMB exploit when an unpatched computer is addressable from other infected machines
    It does seem to take the focus away from XP though - in RED - considering Windows 7 is still the most popular PC OS in use today
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    15 May 2017 #76
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 17,002
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    The attack quickly spread across the world, until a cybersecurity researcher accidentally found a kill switch in the code -- an unregistered domain name that he purchased for $10.69 to halt the WannaCry hack, at least temporarily.

    Hackers have since updated the ransomware, this time without the kill switch. New variations of the ransomware have popped up without the Achilles heel and bearing the name Uiwix, according to researchers at Heimdal Security.
    WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out - CNET
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    15 May 2017 #77
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,826
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Oh Dear another product placement site, they may be legit but in situations like the recent pandemic, I would think they should stop pushing products
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    16 May 2017 #78
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,102
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, no issues with Avast... and I can't speak at all for their effectiveness other than what's on their site... just thought I'd give them a whirl. Cryptoprevent is updated periodically- the commercial version auto-updates. I've had that on my PC for months. The other one I came across recently.

    CryptoPrevent: Does it work? - Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software
    I asked Kaspersky support about this and similar ransomware attacks and they their claim their antivirus products will detect and block such threats. It seems other tools may not be needed if you are using a capable antivirus product?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  9.    16 May 2017 #79
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 79
    8.1

    Just wondering IF M$ wouldn't have such a bad reputation for updates bricking PCs as well as the GWX and Telemetry BS How many of the affected systems wouldn't have been up-to-date
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    16 May 2017 #80
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,467
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Suspected North Korea and Lazarus.....see links posted in Antivirus Forum.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 
Page 8 of 11 FirstFirst ... 678910 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Today's leading causes of DDoS attacks
Read more: Today's leading causes of DDoS attacks | ZDNet
Windows 10 News
Windows 10: protection against recent Depriz malware attacks
Source: Windows 10: protection, detection, and response against recent Depriz malware attacks Microsoft Malware Protection Center
Windows 10 News
Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks Are Becoming the Norm
Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks Are Becoming the Norm 47% of all multi-vector DDoS attacks were launched in Q4 '15 72430 Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/multi-vector-ddos-attacks-are-becoming-the-norm-502416.shtml
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums