* Posts by Big Z

1 post • joined 12 May 2017

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

Big Z

Re: Using Windows?

Windows can be secured from running rogue .exes, most Malware is JavaScript based, or macro based, and Sophos' 2017 malware forecast report stated they have seen significant (albeit still low) increases on Linux based ransomware attacks over the past 18 months. It essentially comes down to poor security implementation and practices (the IoT devices used in botnets are running Linux), and poor user education.

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