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Queensland hospitals facing system failure after botched WannaCry patch

Five hospitals in Queensland are suffering from system failure caused by the security patches that were installed to protect the hospital from the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Ransomware hits Australian hospitals after botched patch

WannaCry? Minister says data is safe, so save your tears for now Hospitals connected to Australian State of Queensland's integrated electronic medical record system (ieMR) are suffering outages attributed to patching against a ransomware attack.…

A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years....

Comparisons to the Windows flaw WCry exploited are exaggerated, but only a little.

“Yahoobleed” flaw leaked private e-mail attachments and credentials

Yahoo promptly retired ImageMagic library after failing to install 2-year-old patch.

Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die

Microsoft's decision to release an emergency patch for Windows XP to foil the WannaCrypt ransomware attack has sent consumers and enterprise customers a confusing double message.

PATCH Act Calls for VEP Review Board

The PATCH Act proposes the formation of a review board that would formalize and make transparent the processes by which the government determines whether it will use or disclose a zero-day vulnerability.

Proposed PATCH Act forces US snoops to quit hoarding code exploits

Bipartisan bill wants to stave off another WannaCry Two US senators have proposed a law limiting American intelligence agencies' secret stockpiles of vulnerabilities found in products.…

WannaCry: Ransomware Catastrophe or Failure?

Using Bitcoin payments as a measure, the WannaCry attack is not nearly as profitable as the headlines suggest.

But you should still patch your Windows systems and educate users.

Fearing Shadow Brokers leak, NSA reported critical flaw to Microsoft

WaPo confirms long-held suspicions as NSA cyberweapons crisis threatens to grow worse.

Yo, patch that because scum still wanna exploit WannaCrypt-linked vuln

Significant number of devices continue to expose Windows SMB on port 445 Vulnerable Windows Server Message Block (SMB) shares central to last week's WannaCrypt outbreak are still widely deployed and frequently hunted, security researchers warn.…

Cisco warns: Some products might have WannaCrypt vuln

To other vendors using embedded Windows: where are your warnings and patches? Here's why infosec needs to quit yelling “if you didn't patch it's your faultrdquo; about WannaCrypt: Cisco has announced it's investigating which of its products can't be patched against the ransomware.…

Do we need Windows patch legislation?

Should vendors be obliged to maintain ageing, unsafe PCs? Poll  Microsoft has got off remarkably lightly from WannaCry, as the finger pointing between Whitehall and NHS trusts began.

But that might be beginning to change.…