Attacks of the future could be worse than Wanna Cry, warns Sean Dillon, senior security analyst for Risk Sense.
Apparently this is a fairly common problem with XP, as there is a lot of discussion about this across the Internet.
I haven't found the right fix yet, and am trying to avoid reformatting, which I can do as a last resort.
Microsoft issued an emergency patch for Windows XP following the attack, and many fixes in this month's security release protect against potential attacks similar to Wanna Cry, writes Adrienne Hall, general manager for Microsoft's Cyber Defense Operations Center, in the Windows Blog.
The company also faces a threat presented by Shadow Brokers, the hacker group which recently began a subscription service to sell exploits allegedly belonging to the NSA.
"You have bugs that look like bugs used in Stuxnet. You have Flash and Shockwave problems that never seem to go away." While the bugs stay the same, he continues, the threat is changing from miscreants and criminals to nation-states and more sophisticated attackers.
Many of this month's patches were created to avoid another Wanna Cry, which primarily hit Windows 7 machines but could also happen on Windows 10.I have two XP laptops at home that were both working fine for weeks with a new Cisco wireless router, then suddenly they both say "Limited or No Connectivity." Both of these laptops work fine with another wireless router.Also, a third laptop in the house (Vista OS) works fine with the same router that won't work with the two XP laptops. Thank You Very Much, Educated Guess I'd suggest doing this first: 1. When I try to reconnect, it grinds away for 10-15 minutes, saying, "Validating Identity" then I get the "Limited or No Connectivity" message. This unit was recently reformatted, but I haven't run malwarebytes or adaware or anything to see if that would clear it up. Customers with automatic updates enabled do not need to take additional action; those updating older platforms should patch as soon as possible.A few key fixes enterprise users should focus on include CVE-2017-8543, a patch that covers a Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in the Windows OS.Oftentimes businesses follow the adage of "if it ain't broken, don't fix it," a mindset that will put their organizations in danger as attackers target unsupported systems.