WannaCry – Protect yourself from WannaCry attacks

WannaCry  – Protect yourself from WannaCry attacks

WannaCry ransomware is a very nasty virus that has been in the news recently. As with most ramsomware once your files become infected they will be encrypted, the only way to recover them is to pay a bitcoin ransom, but there is no guarantee that this will actually work and I would not personally recomment paying. read the following article for some great safety tips supplied by iobit.com. As with most safety tips the best advice is to back up your files regularly on an external device, such as a usb drive or cloud service.

 

WannaCry

 

As many of you may already know, there was a huge cyber-attack that affected a huge amount of computers across the world. Many huge corporations as well as individuals were hit with version 2 of the WannaCry ransomware.
Once infected this ransomware will encrypt all files on the infected computer and render them useless. Not only that, it will spread itself throughout any networked computers causing even more chaos.

Thankfully, Microsoft have brought out a new patch that will fix the WannaCry vulnerabilities on your PC whether you are using Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Go to the Microsoft Page here to download the latest one:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS17-010

Additional WannaCry safety tips can be found here:

Windows 10 users: http://www.iobit.com/en/tips-steps-for-window-10-system-to-set-port-and-prevent-wannacrypt-attacking-79.php

Windows 7 users: http://www.iobit.com/en/tips-steps-for-window-7-and-later-system-to-set-port-and-prevent-wannacrypt-attacking-78.php

Another tip is to disable the SMBv1 service. SMBv1 is a depreciated network protocol that is at risk of being targeted by WannaCry. You can disable it to prevent the WannaCry  attack. But there’s a potential impact that file and print sharing won’t works anymore on a local area network.

If you don’t want to disable SMBv1? Here are the tips for you:

Only use protected networks and do NOT share important files over SMBv1 connections
Block inbound/outbound SMB traffic at your border firewalls
Restrict SMB to only localhost (your own computers) via local host firewalls

For Windows 10

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Then Reboot Your Computer

 

Windows Vista and 7

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Then Reboot Your Computer

 

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