A few hours ago we posted about Petya Ransomware Attack.
Recently, Microsoft issued a series of updates and patches for avoiding present and upcoming exploits. The company even released a patch for Windows XP.
Now, if you are frequently installing updates or patches as soon as they are released then you might say that you are somewhat safe from the attacks. Still, the company wants you to remove unused but vulnerable file sharing SMBv1 protocol from your systems.
The procedure of removing this protocol is quite easy but it also surely keeps you away from the exploits especially powered by NSA Hacking Tools.
- Open the Control Panel (search for it from the Start Menu)
- Click on Programs and Features, then on the left hand column
- Click Turn Windows Features on or off
- Scroll down to SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing support,
- Uncheck it, and reboot.
This procedure is effective for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. To learn more about disabling this protocol, go here.
It is also reported that Microsoft is currently planning to remove SMB protocol completely with the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Till then it is suggested to keep your machines updated and to disable the SMB protocol from your system.
Till then, Stay tuned to MSLeaks for everything latest related to Tech!
Source: ON MSFT