Millions of Devices at Risk of WannaCry-Like Worm


Microsoft is urging sys admins to update their Windows machines.

Sys admins have yet another reason to sweat. Earlier this month, Microsoft disclosed a major security flaw (CVE-2019-0708) in Windows that could affect millions of Windows machines. A similar flaw led to the WannaCry ransomware attack back in 2017.

Even though Microsoft has patched the vulnerabilities, millions of Windows machines are still vulnerable because many users have not updated their machines.

“Microsoft is confident that an exploit exists for this vulnerability, and if recent reports are accurate, nearly one million computers connected directly to the internet are still vulnerable to CVE-2019-0708. Many more within corporate networks may also be vulnerable,” wrote the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) team in a blog post.

The team warns that sys admins should take a lesson from WannaCry and keep their machine updated.


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