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Security researcher found a WannaCry fix for some infected computers

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 unlock…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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https://thenextweb.com/security/2017/05/20/security-researcher-found-wannacry-fix-infected-computers/ via #PCH3lp

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