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Securing Samba against WannaCry

WannaCry is a cryptoworm, now spread to more than 150 countries, affecting end users, as well as numerous organisations by encrypting existing data on a Windows computer's hard drive, then demanding money. The demanded amount increases as the seven-day deadline approaches. When the deadline is reached, the data is deleted. WannaCry can spread through the windows SMB protocol, which is used to reach printers on a local network, or to share files between devices. Samba is a SMB server for unix-like operating systems, which one can use to easily host a home file server. In this post, I will talk about how to secure Samba against WannaCry. Continue reading "Securing Samba against WannaCry"