Should I Cry about Ransom Ware


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Once again the criminals have managed to make the news with a piece of software that damages your PC. It even has a catchy name (or two or three since their seems to be some disagreement): WannaCry, WCry, WannaCrypt, or Wanna Decryptor.

As with Heartbleed, Shellshock, POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption), and several more since, the problems got enough visibility outside of the tech community to make people worry.

And with good PR and wider coverage the questioned faced by all of us who are the go-to source for all questions about technology from friends and family can be paraphrased as “what do I tell my mother?”.

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