Tech News

Microsoft patch to protect your pc from Wannacry ransomware.

Microsoft’s MS17-010 Windows patch to protect your PC from Wannacry ransomware.

MICROSOFT was forced to act quickly after more than 200,000 computers around the world were subject to a massive cyber attack.

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the

vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted

messages to a Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server.

This security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. For

more information, see the Affected Software and Vulnerability Severity Ratings section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how SMBv1 handles specially crafted requests.
For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Vulnerability Information section.

For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 4013389.

Here is the link:

How can you protect your PC from Wannacry ransomware?

Microsoft has urged anyone who hasn’t already updated their system with the security update to do so immediately.
Individuals should also install any other software updates and switch on auto-updaters where possible.
Microsoft also recommends running its free anti-virus software for Windows.
Marcus Hutchins, 22, from Devon, has been hailed an “accidental hero” after he managed to stop the virus in its tracks by triggering a “kill switch”.
But there are other steps you should be taking to ensure you keep your information protected. These include:
  • Ensuring you regularly back up your files by regularly saving copies in a completely separate system, such as an external hard drive.
  • Never click on links you don’t recognize or download files from people you don’t know or trust.
  • Install an anti-virus software and check for regular security update