What’s going on with this recent global malware attack? Are you safe?
What they’ve been talking about on the news is a variant of the cryptovirus; a program that encrypts your files and then asks you to pay a ransom to get your files back. This type of malware has been around for a while now, but what’s recently been making headlines is a version of that virus that exploits a new vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
This new variation will crawl your network and infect every other computer that might be attached to it. The good news is Microsoft has patched this vulnerability for Windows Vista, 7, and 8. If you’re a Windows 10 user, you were safe from the start. Even users of Windows XP received this patch!
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