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Wannacry: Everything you still need to know because there were so many unanswered Qs

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Re: This sure beats reading newspapers

First rule: the early reports are mostly wrong on major details.

Second rule: the regular media is clueless and will latch on to any meme that they can hype- NORKS, Russian, Chinese, etc. did it.

Third rule: good security and update practices across the board will block most exploits harming you.

Fourth rule: avoid sites that are known to be sources of malware infections.

If you follow these rules and most malware will not be a problem. You still will be vulnerable to 0-day exploits for your OS.

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