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psa: install security update from Microsoft to prevent wannacry ransomware from exploiting a flaw in smb
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Posted 5/16/17 , edited 5/16/17

Rujikin wrote:
Horrible just horrible. I've had a job like that but it was the IT manager wanting me to leave stuff out of date. I asked too many questions and quickly got tasks taken away from me till I was only programming and I ended up quitting due to my boss being a dick. Now I'm pushing my new place to stay somewhat up to date and beef up security. Already fixed a major issue that went undetected before I joined :D


Well, the company started to go tits up and got bought out by a larger company. Who promptly dismantled the entire place and fired all of the management, former boss included, so. >.>



HideyoshiJP wrote:
So many red flags. That would have been a "get out now" situation.


When you're young and need rent what can you do? The place was a circus but it paid well. Probably because it had like a 40% turn over rate in staff.
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Posted 5/16/17 , edited 5/16/17

Rujikin wrote:

Or alternatively format windows and install Linux mint/Ubuntu.

http://m.windowsitpro.com/networking/whats-port-445-used-windows-2000-and-later-versions

I'm going to have to block all ports going to my windows partition at this point.....


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Posted 5/16/17 , edited 5/16/17

Cola_Colin wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

Microsoft blames U.S. stockpiled vulnerability after WannaCry ransomware attack

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3196523/security/microsoft-blames-us-stockpiled-vulnerability-for-ransomware-attack.html

I blame both of them. Microsoft for giving in and building back doors and the NSA for pushing for back doors.


I was under the impression that the exploit wasn't an intentional backdoor, but rather a real bug?
In which case I'd blame the NSA for not reporting the issue and the affected users for not managing to install security updates that were released month ago.

If there actually were proof this was an intentional backdoor then that'd be pretty big. "Microsoft cooperates with NSA, gets their customers hacked"....


Wait Nsa created this tool if I'm not mistaken.
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