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Important announcement for Windows

Postby Dr.Flay » Sat May 13, 2017 9:07 pm

Any Windows users (inc. XP and Vista) out there should get patching.
Microsoft has released patches for Windows that fix the SMB flaw that the British NHS just got crippled with via ransomware.
You can all thank the NSA for keeping this flaw quiet and creating the malware to use it. ... f95ae164b9 ... ware_worm/ ... =KB4012598 ... 7-010.aspx,-smbv2,-and-smbv3-in-windows-vista,-windows-server-2008,-windows-7,-windows-server-2008-r2,-windows-8,-and-windows-server-2012
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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby papercoffee » Fri May 19, 2017 4:30 pm

I can't find a patch for XP ...but I got a week ago (or longer) a security update just out of the blue.
'Was pretty surprised ...then I'd read the news about this ransom ware.

How can I confirm if my system got patched?
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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby Chris » Fri May 19, 2017 6:21 pm

This happend to my test server, as if I am gonna pay to get my UT files back hah!
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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby sektor2111 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:58 pm

Okay I have installed required patch... better later than never, right ? And who knows what any other critical ones are awaiting solutions... after so many years of running "faster and reliable" with an "exciting new look" :ironic: .
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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby rjmno1 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:19 pm

Yes men i did saw on the news last weeks.Some people where hit by this virus software.
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