The massive cyber attack unleashed on the world on Friday (in the form of the WannaCry ransomware worm) caused major disruption to thousands of people around the world. The effects of the attack will be felt for some time to come and one question remains: how do you protect yourself from ransomware?
Microsoft's November 'Patch Tuesday' contained quite a few critical updates. Here's one you really need to take notice of. MS14-066 is an identified remote code execution vulnerability in SChannel (the portion of Windows responsible for secure communications, including SSL/TLS).
A critical security vulnerability, dubbed 'Shellshock', in one of the most widely used programs, Bash (Bourne Again Shell) could topple the recent Heartbleed vulnerability as the most severe issue to affect the Internet.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.