Subject: General Tech | July 10, 2017 - 12:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: wannacrypt, petya, security, samba, smbv1, google, andriod
If you missed out on having all your files encrypted and the chance to send bitcoin to a bunch of misanthropes who have no plans on unencrypting those files after you do, then download this new app from Google Play! Then you can enable SMBv1 on all your other machines so your Android can share the virus amongst your other machines, perhaps you could even share this unforgettable experience with your friends and family. Do you really trust that the patches applied to this outdated network file sharing protocol will protect from the next wave of attacks or will you follow the advice from Microsoft's Ned Pyle that The Register quoted, "Stop using SMBv1". There are a lot of other ways to share your files, most are even more effective than SMBv1 and are certainly more secure.
"This made Google's decision so odd, The Register wondered if the app were faking the Google brand, but no: the source code linked from the app is at the Chocolate Factory's GitHub repo."
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