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WannaCry

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:18 pm
by ghostdogg
I, myself, am not a Windows user but if you are, I would do some research on this and make sure I have the latest updates available.

I think WannaCry was discovered last Friday. And if I'm not mistaken, it is really concerning for Win 10 users.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ransomware_attack

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:44 pm
by ink
hmm curious..

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 1:09 pm
by Arg

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:07 am
by Skywalker
I have updated all my computers. But damn, I am scared of downloading stuff... cause well you never know.

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:54 am
by ghostdogg
Thanks for the links, Arg!

Stay safe out there, y'all.

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:06 pm
by Brewtality
Crazy stuff. I'm glad I use Ubuntu and OSX for my personal computing. Towards the end of last year one of my colleagues asked me to come and have a look at his computer because it contracted a virus. I'd never seen ransomware before but maaaan that stuff if brutal! I asked him what he did before it got infected and he told he he'd opened an email.

"Was it from someone you know?"

"No..."

"Did it have an attachment?"

"Yes!"

"Aaaah, and did you open it?"

"Yep...."

"Well, sorry, but you're fucked."

Unbelievable that people are still opening unsolicited email attachments.

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:27 am
by NaranjaRa
thanks for the heads up GD!

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:45 pm
by ghostdogg
Yep, most emails have some form of virus scanning but yeah... You should never open a file from an email unless you know what it is and who it's from.

No worries - just thought I'd share what I'm learning on a day-to-day.. stay safe.

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:43 pm
by Skywalker
^ First I'd have to remember to check my emails.

Re: WannaCry

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:55 pm
by ghostdogg
Skywalker wrote:^ First I'd have to remember to check my emails.

Haha that is the safest way, I guess.