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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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WannaCry Ransomware

As you may have heard, a new attack began last Friday hitting hundreds of thousands of PC's around the world. It basically locks all your files and you have no choice but to pay the Ransom to get your files unlocked.

Below are a few steps to help protect yourself.

Back up your computer and store the safety version in the cloud or on a drive that is not connected to your computer.
Use robust antivirus software.
Keep all the software on your computer up-to-date. Enable automatic updates.
Never open attachments in emails from someone you don't know. And remember that any account can be compromised.
Enable the "Show file extensions" option in the Windows settings on your computer. This will make it much easier to spot potentially malicious files. Stay away from file extensions like ".exe," ".vbs" and ".scr."
If you find a problem, disconnect your machine immediately from the Internet or other network connections (such as home Wi-Fi).

WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday : The Two-Way : NPR

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaC...somware_attack
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I have an Aluratek hard drive duplicator. I have the master HD thats never been used to go on the web but has all my programs and all current windows updates. I have a backup HD that I use just in case-uh-dee-uh the HD in my pc crashes or gets hit. I got hit by ransome ware a few times several years ago and took the HD out and put the backup HD in and kept going. I put the infected drive in the duplicator and 2 hours later it had been written over by the massa(master) HD. If ransome ware hits me the aye wholes will be SOL ! The duplicator is the best $75.00 I spent on a PC accessory.

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I know this guy who's working on his phd in computer programing or something. I mean this guy is brilliant. His resume doesn't really have much on it because it's all classified. So I was talking to his mom today and ask her jokingly if he's working on it. She says, he can't tell me anything any time but he did all of a sudden get called into work today.

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Imac! Just did a 1 gig+ Sierra update a few minutes ago. Yea it's over priced, and yea their communists, but they take security really seriously.

Going to backup with Time Machine now, just in case.

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Imac! Just did a 1 gig+ Sierra update a few minutes ago. Yea it's over priced, and yea their communists, but they take security really seriously.

Going to backup with Time Machine now, just in case.
Seriously? Why don't you just back up to an external drive?

I have two 1T drives that I back up on every month or so, one at home and one goes to the safety deposit box.
If I get a ransom ware threat I will just tell them to go *uck themselves.
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Hope it doesn't affect my dial telephone and analog computer!
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My understanding is that Wannacry targets a vulnerability in the windows OS centered around a specific service that was patched around March 4th.

If you run windows, go update your system and make sure you have a solid backup. Also, the usual boilerplate stuff of "dont open email attachments" yada yada

Mac's and other linux based kernels are likely not going to be effected. I have MacBooks and an Ubuntu machine. Ubuntu for affordability and Macs because my work gave them to me.

In the instance of Wannacry, it had a really big effect on the Healthcare industry. HC has a TON of compliance overhead (HIPAA) that usually means they can be months, if not years behind on updating their systems.
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I don't know too much about viruses and all that, but isn't there a chance that a backup is infected too? Don't these things sometimes infect but then stay dormant for possibly months before they come alive and cause problems? Wouldn't your backups be infected too?

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I have seen ransomeware have a short delay, but not generally long enough to be an issue with a backup. Additionally, if you are using some sort of anti virus, that isn't terrible, if it missed it before it got into your backup, it should detect it by the time you restore a backup and update your signatures. Reasonable AV products usually don't take more than a few hours to a day to detect prevalent threats.
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Hope it doesn't affect my dial telephone and analog computer!
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Seriously? Why don't you just back up to an external drive?

I have two 1T drives that I back up on every month or so, one at home and one goes to the safety deposit box.
If I get a ransom ware threat I will just tell them to go *uck themselves.
A time machine backup is on an external drive. It's just very user friendly. You can go back in time years and pick out a single file or program and restore it from the virtual desktop. It's built in IT Guru for dummies.
They are still commies though!

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So... was anyone here dumb enough to get this virus?

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great, and I just put a computer in my Mustang. I wonder if Holley has anti-virus for their HP ECU.

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Thats why, if I go through with it, the computer system Im putting in my car will be a linux based system :-D

Linux > windows
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