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#71497 by Neil Blanchard
Mon May 15, 2017 11:21 am
If you have not already - you should update Windows, to try to avoid falling victim to the latest ransomware worm; which is ravaging through the Internet.

Microsoft has even released patches for Windows XP - and Vista; which is saying something.

Ransomware is malware that encrypts your data files - and they demand a cash payment within a short period of time to unlock them. This latest wave is a worm, which can infect your computer just by having it connected to the Internet.

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We lucked out a bit on this: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/13/accidental-hero-finds-kill-switch-to-stop-spread-of-ransomware-cyber-attack

But now, the attackers know how to change the program ...

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