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Webroot Anywhere Protect against WannaCrypt infection?
Does anyone know if Webroot SecureAnywhere protects against infection by the current WannaCrypt malware? I haven't seen anything about this in e.g. a Webroot news release.
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This question was posed to Webroot threat researcher DanP, in a private forum. According to him, yes, WSA protects against this malware.
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If I may add to what Dave has posted...the best protection of all is vigilence & (i) not opening emails from unknown sources or (ii) unexpected emails from known sources...and certainly not clicking on and/or opening any attachments they may contain.
And then if something does unfortunately get through then WRSA should have your back.
Yes, "Braces and Suspenders" is best approach...
You're welcome, Kevin. And,as Baldrick has wisely stated, using common-sense practices to minimize the avenues of infection is certainly the first place start. ;)
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Although a second kill switch has been identified and registered today, there is no certainty that this second kill switch will address all malware variants. Europol continues to recommend that one of the best defenses is to take advantage of the patches released by Microsoft.
Webroot currently has strong protection in place for WannaCry, and has already reviewed and fortified its protection and detection routines to protect its users against future variants that may appear. As Webroot sees every new executable file introduced on systems where Webroot SecureAnywhere is installed, we get rapid insight into all types of new malware.
This allows us to quickly create and/or improve upon our best-in-class detection mechanisms for zero day threats.
More information on our blog here.
As a reminder, to prevent this threat from propagating within your environment, in any way, please review our Ransomware Prevention Guide and implement the suggestions listed.
4. At what point in time did Webroot detect this new version of WannaCry?
Our threat intelligence platform encountered it at 8:30 a.m. UTC. Shortly thereafter, we blocked it for customers.
Here are a few of the steps that I take and so far it has worked. Even if you can't stop them.... you can still recover if you follow best practices.
1) USE WEBROOT!!!!
2) Keep you OS version up to date.
3) Keep you OS patches up to date.
4) Keep your software patched, ie: flash and others.
5) Perform weekly full image or conventional dependable backups and daily incremental or differential backups.
6) Validate images and or backups.
7) Store at least one copy of the image or backup offline.
8) Immediately copy important files or emails that arrive between imaging or backups offline.
9) Disconnect from the internet whenever you don't need to be online or you are away from your computer.
I do this by simply unbinding IP and re-binding when I am ready to go back online. It only takes a second.
10) Don't open emails from sources that you are not familiar with. If you can't control your curiosity, do it in an environment that disables links and images or text mode.
11) Don't click on email links unless you are sure of the source and destination.
12) Don't download files or images that you are not absolutely sure of.
13) Don't visit sites that do not have a good reputation.
14) Block popups in your browser.
15) Use a good ad-blocker.
These are just a few and not inclusive of all possible techniques.
Stay safe out there,