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News Wanakiwi tool decrypts WannaCry files across all Windows versions

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 22 May 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Once this ransomware is tidied up, I hope Microsoft fix this little security flaw... It means a bad actor would only need to be able to read your memory as you encrypt files, to have the decryption keys for their own nefarious uses.
     
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    Yeah, it's not a great advert for Microsoft's built-in encryption tools, is it? I originally had a few words about that in the lede, but ditched it in case people thought I was being unnecessarily critical of Microsoft.
     
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    Yeah, this is especially true in a server environment which can go a month or two between reboots. (Or years assuming you're not patching)
     
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    I doubt that it's a coincidence that it has such an obvious backdoor. It seems more likely that is done in partnership with a certain group of 3 letter acronym carrying fun partners.
     

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