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XP Security Advisory Re: WannaCry

Posted by Tarbolde on .
Never mind.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/30/15712542/windows-xp-wannacry-protect-ransomware-blue-screen

In reply to: XP Security Advisory Re: BadTunnel posted by Tarbolde on .
Last month a vulnerability was disclosed that affects all versions of Windows. If exploited, the attacker would gain what is being called "Big Brother power" over a victim’s computer.

Microsoft, not wanting to share the Big Brother power that they already enjoy over their victim's computers, quickly and jealously issued a patch for the flaw. Presumably the update will also fix XP-based computers, provided they've had the POS hack applied. Non-POSers should make use of one of the work-arounds mentioned in the link below. But don't just take my word for it. You can take it from security expert Wilford Brimley:

"NetBIOS fix - it's the right thing to do, and a good way to do it. Goo goo g'joob."


http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/06/14/microsoft-badtunnel-big-brother-windows-vulnerability/#70962deb5c64


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