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Re: [opensuse] Samba Worm Alert!
On 2017-06-02 07:40, Per Jessen wrote:
Lew Wolfgang wrote:

On 06/01/2017 11:49 AM, Per Jessen wrote:
While the workaround is fine, what about all those routers and NAS
boxes out there that will never get updated?
Routers with samba? The NAS boxes - if people make them available on
the net, well. Run owncloud or some such on them.

Sure, many home routers have file and printer sharing capability.

Really? I was not aware.

Yes. You can connect a USB disk and share it. Also a printer via USB.
I saw it first about five years ago.


I think that UPnP could possibly exacerbate the problem too.
They don't have to be available on the net if a local machine becomes
compromised by some other means. The worm would travel through
a private network like snails thorough a goose!

Wasn't there one recently just like that? That one that paralyzed the
British NHS and many other places?

Yes, that is worrying, if samba is also vulnerable.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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