Microsoft meltdown

Story: NSA-created cyber tool spawns global attacks — and victims include RussiaTotal Replies: 3
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May 13, 2017
3:52 AM EDT
I have mixed feelings on this ranging between "it serves them right for trusting Microsoft/NSA" and "it's too bad innocent people had to suffer".

May 13, 2017
6:36 AM EDT
Just glad I got my friends and family on Linux, and so are they.

May 13, 2017
6:41 AM EDT
If you want to know how the exploit works, this page is a good place to start:

It's SMB, port 445... much of it reminds me of NFS exploits.

NSA shouldn't be trusted to keep citizens safe. NSA is too busy protecting the government.

May 13, 2017
10:27 AM EDT
'Accidental hero' finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack

Spread of malware curtailed by expert who simply registered a domain name for a few dollars, giving many across world time to protect against attack

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