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

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Re: hunts down vulnerable public facing SMB ports

"why?"

Well there are no technical reasons, but when there is pressure to save money it can happen by accident, or because a senior manger over-rules the Technical staff and says that it MUST be done other wise you will be dismissed. Of course once the sensible ones have been dismissed.....

... the other factor may be the abolition of the Primary Care Trusts which again resulted in huge disruption to local IT services....

... lastly every local government office has to undergo penetration testing every 2 years. Why doesn't this apply to the NHs. Shouldn't GCHQ be doing this and warning people of unsafe practices...

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