Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

WannaCry no more. At least for now.

WannaCry no more

I’m just going to have a short article this week, just to close off the WannaCry story and counter any of the misinformation that was spread by some supposed “experts”. WannaCry is still circulating and affecting machines, but thanks to the kill switch discovered by @MalwareTechBlog, it is more or less neutralised now. Those machines still…

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Do you WannaCry? I didn’t think so.

Do you WannaCry?

I delayed this week’s blog, just to let some of the dust settle on the whole WannaCry (also known as WCry or WannaCrypt) furore and see if we can learn anything from it that will help protect my readers going forward. I’ll start with some easy background on Ransomware and them explain what was special…

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Hackers released NSA hacking tools … World continues to turn 😏.

NSA Hacking tools

You probably missed it – but don’t worry, I’m here to give you the simple low-down 😏. The Cyber Security world was in meltdown for some of last weekend about the fact that a hacking group known as Shadow Brokers had released a load of NSA hacking tools to the internet and this meant everyone was…

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Really – Don’t open that Word attachment! It is malware.

Word malware

It was reported over last weekend that there was a Microsoft Word vulnerability that allowed a type of Word malware (malicious software) to infect a persons PC/Laptop simply by opening the document. Even having macros disabled would not protect the victim. So what happens?

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Patch Tuesday on the double.

Double Patch Tuesday

So where were you when the great big double-barrelled Patch Tuesday of March 2017 rolled around? Me? I was in my office and carrying on about my business as I always do, whether it’s Patch Tuesday or not. The fact that it is a regular occurrence, means that it has become a mundane and expected…

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