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Christian
Christian
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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39997581

“The attackers initiated an operation to hunt down vulnerable public facing SMB ports and, once located, used the newly available SMB exploits to deploy malware and propagate to other vulnerable machines within connected networks”

I don’t get it. Who has public facing Windows file sharing? I used to do that from RIT’s Resnet when I didn’t know any better, but you’d think most people would be behind a firewall router. Is that something easily bypassed with UPnP? I’ve heard that feature is a security risk so I’ve always disabled it.