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French Researchers Say They Found a Last-Ditch Cure to Unlock WannaCry Files

French researchers said on Friday they had found a last-chance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims’ computers first infected a week ago. 396 more words

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Welcome to the 'Ransom Spring' and bitcoin attack

So whose Spring is this going to be?

As elections across Europe and the US may have placated the masses, will an Arab Spring materialize again? 278 more words

16 May 2017 (AFR) - The WannaCry story: how to avoid this ransomware

(16 May 2017, AFR, p19, by Jessica Sier)

‘You can almost hear the exasperation on Microsoft’s end: we fixed this vulnerability two months ago! If you all updated your security settings in Windows this wouldn’t be a problem! 28 more words

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Antivirus idea

I had an idea when recently removing a (fortunately inactive) virus from my PC. 163 more words

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Ransomware Advice and Old Windows Version Protection Update

As of noon Monday, 5/15, NPR says over 150 countries have been hit by Ransomware malware attacks.  The consequences are severe.  Victims include scores of thousands of businesses and institutions, including the U.K. 513 more words

Dennis Koenig

HuffPost Morning Email: May 15th, 2017

HuffPost Morning Email: What the global cyberattack could mean for you.

By Lauren Weber

Monday, May 15

POST-CYBERATTACK, MONDAY COULD BE ROUGH “U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive…

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