• Security researchers have a fix for victims of the ‘WannaCry' ransomware

    8 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    French security researchers have come up with a solution that may help users impacted by the WannaCry ransomware recover their encrypted files without having to fork over $300 worth of Bitcoin to hackers. According to a report from Reuters , a researcher named Adrien Guinet came up with a way to decrypt encrypted files due to a subtle flaw in the WannaCry code.
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  • Security researcher found a WannaCry fix for some infected computers

    Security researcher found a WannaCry fix for some infected computers

    8 days ago - By The Next Web

    If you were one of the thousands of people effected by the WannaCry ransomware attack that started last week, then there's a fix for you - provided you haven't rebooted your computer. The fix was created by security researcher Benjamin Delpy, a.k.a. “gentilkiwi,” and is called “wanakiwi.” It's based on an older fix called “WannaKey” created by Adrien Guinet, and works on Windows version XP to 7. Here's how it works: It searches the computer's memory for prime numbers that are the basis of the encryption, which would be wiped if you'd restarted your computer. It then uses those to generate...
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  • There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet

    There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet

    8 days ago - By Engadget

    There's a glimmer of hope for a specific subset of victims in the WannaCry hack. Security researchers have released a fix that gets rid of the ransomware and restores a device's files, though it only works on Windows XP to Windows 7, and only on comp...
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