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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 01:23:12 AM »
Your welcome  :). Yes Avast will stop these attacks. Just make sure you keep it always up-to-date (program version)
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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 08:03:54 AM »
Given that there were at least 4 major rollups today and many more streaming updates today (DavidR would be able to say roughly how many streaming updates) the answer would be yes.

PEBKAC would be the rule:   :D    It is the user that provides most of the risk.
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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 01:34:45 PM »
Agree with you mchain, but we still haven't woken up to the situation we have now in our part of the world.
First the global puppet masters  worked hand in foot with governments and big global corps to spy on their own citizens.

They also dumbed them down to a level where they won't even have to fear the least form of any futile resistence.

I see youngsters now that haven't even learnt how to discern between even and uneven month days on the knuckles of their two hands. What do these Mrs Robinsons learn these kids these days? They cannot fence for themselves whatoever.

Same in the digital world. Gaping holes in propriety software. Windows defender holed, cannot be patched because many AV have it disabled by default. You have a problem with global  ransomeware now as the goodies wrought by NSA, CIA, FBI also finally land with the bad and the ugly. IT has not learned to protect us. All clever d*ckies have to leave the office as they form a threat to their ruling dumb but greedy manager class. Staff, that are too dumb to p**p, but greedy and manipulative enough to rule the meek out of all of their money. I do not see a solution for the near future, I only see the situation detoriating further. Who's gonna save us? A Russian tree saint like Kaspersky or DrWeb's?

Make America great again, and if you have to admit you dumbed them down yourself and worked your infrastructure down the drain. Then your leaders start whining and blame the Russkies and other well educated people. Like the end-times of Imperial Rome it is. I cannot feel pity for them anymore now, and I laugh when I see al the hospital and police sites having to be taken down against the global ransomeware threat we have at her hands now. When will the people learn to go back and fence for themselves again.

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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 02:11:50 PM »
Oh and now away from the more negative complaints
to some more practical tips in the light of  the threat of WannaCry ransomeware!


1. Patch, patch, patch, and keep patching.
2. Perform vulnerability scanning.
3. Block Tor onion networking for your firm's network.
4. Make that ports 137-139 and 445 can never be reached from the Interwebs.
5. Use 2FA and IP restriction whenever RDP has to be available from the Internet.
6. Use anti-exploit products onto your end-points.
7. Work SMB through your local FW.
8. Filter all outgoing traffic and use IPS.
9. Block all mail related scripts and executables.. (info credits go to SecGuru_OTX).

Read: http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/05/wannacry.html#more

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wana-decryptor-wanacrypt0r-technical-nose-dive/


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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2017, 02:25:13 PM »
And perhaps the best tip.

Stay away from computers if you haven't got a clue about security.
I still see that most people are using a account with admin rights for daily use.

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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2017, 02:29:24 PM »

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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2017, 02:33:38 PM »
Hi Eddy,

The ironic part of it is that when you take your computer from the Internet the ransomeware cannot see the killswitch.  ;D :o

The problem is everything (all systems) works with Microsoft software, that is our problem.

When are they gonna hold these folks at Redmond responsible for our predicaments,
and what they do to our parts of the world?

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Re: World hacker attack in progress
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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2017, 02:42:01 PM »
This would have done it also > http://www.turnofftheinternet.com/  ;D

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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2017, 03:36:44 PM »
Hi Eddy,

But these escaped NSA tools now further escaped and has gotten into the hands of cybercriminals and have hit victims in 74 countries so far.
They knew it all along that Microsoft (from initial versions henceon)  never was fit to be hung unto the Internet, and they kept all the now vicitims in the dark over the years.

Every patient that dies in hospital because of this, every western defense plane that makes a crash landing because of this
should hold these folks that creates such insecurity on purpose or by sheer incompetence  responsible.  And we aren't out of the woods yet, folks, far from that. Bunch of greedy clowns putting us all at risk.


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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2017, 04:44:28 PM »
@ polonus
Your list in Reply #18 is missing one function and probably the most important.

Backup, backup, backup and don't forget to backup.  I think that you get the picture.

A robust backup and recovery strategy is crucial to combat 'any eventuality' not just virus/ransomeware.
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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2017, 05:02:26 PM »
Hi DavidR,

Cannot but agree with you there!

That was why it was not "my list", but some-one else's.
Of cource the first thing to perform on firing up any device is to make a complete back-up.
And then for those that hesitate the 'cloud' is never far off from your keyboard.

A pity however we will get more of these M$ A1 denial stories, they have never told it like it really was.

But we grown-ups here have known this all of the time.

Pity really this vulnerable Microsoft Software comes in large department store cash machines, and also in defense systems the freedom of our world relies on. So I hope they have that first priority also on the top of their priority list.

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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2017, 10:52:51 PM »
Follow the misery the guv spooks and cybercriminals created for us: https://intel.malwaretech.com/botnet/wcrypt

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Re: World hacker attack in progress
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2017, 01:18:52 AM »
Follow the misery the guv spooks and cybercriminals created for us: https://intel.malwaretech.com/botnet/wcrypt

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