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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2017-05-15 09:34 am

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How to protect yourself against the WannaCry ransomware exploit. In short: if you're on Windows, make sure you're updated to the latest OS version. If you're on an unsupported version (XP, 2008), there's a patch you can load. Make sure your antivirus is updated.
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[personal profile] selenite0 2017-05-16 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
So the target of this worm is Windows XP users who are into Bitcoin. That's . . . niche.
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[personal profile] viridian5 2017-05-16 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
XP user here. Goddammit. Thanks for the link. I downloaded the patch and my antivirus is up to date. Meanwhile, I was already hunting for a new laptop.
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[personal profile] yhlee 2017-05-16 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads-up.