WannaCry Ransomeware protection — Download MS17-010 Standalone patches for XP and WIN-2003 server

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Microsoft has made a rare out-of-band patch even for non-supported operating systems to help stop the spreading    STANDALONE PATCH FOR MS17-010 (that protects against the WANNA CRY) — Go toward bottom & find this link and carefully click on either 32 or 64 bit installs for your O/S.  This only needs to be done on […]

WannaCry Ransomeware worm attack — Valuable SUMMARY post from ISC

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SANs has created a summary post  “WannaCry Ransomeware Worm” with numerous resources to help protect and mitigate this new threat: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/WannaCryWannaCrypt+Ransomware+Summary/22420/ * Apply MS17-010 to Windows Vista and later (Windows Server 2008 and later) * Apply Friday’s SPECIAL out-of-band patch for Windows XP or Window Server 2003 (as these out-dated operating systems are among the most […]

WannaCry Ransomeware Worm – Remove 30 year old SMB 1.0 protocol from servers

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Microsoft shared awareness in SEP-2016 to disable this 30 year old protocol with MS16-114 protective release.   https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/09/16/stop-using-smb1/ The original SMB 1.0 protocol is nearly 30 years old, and like much of the software made in the 80’s, it was designed for a world that no longer exists. A world without malicious actors, without vast sets of important […]

Internet Storm Center – YELLOW alert for WannaCry Ransomeware SMB worm

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It is very rare to see SANs declare YELLOW alert for multiple days, as a new “RANSOMEWARE NETWORK WORM” has surfaced.  And unfortunately, it may become one of greatest cyber-security events of all time.  The patch for MS017-010, Anti-virus updates, and discontinuing use of SMB 1.0 protocol prevent this as noted in the links noted […]


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