WATCH: I WannaCry About Tech Journalism In Legacy Media


I’ve made two videos about the WannaCry (also known as WCry, Wana Decrypt0r, WannaCrypt, and WanaCrypt0r) ransomware virus that spread over the world at the end of last week. First is an explanation, the second is an addendum about why Israel hasn’t been hit.

Bottom line: if you’re on Windows turn on auto-update. Second Tuesday of every month is a very important day but patches can come at any time. You cannot afford not to. If you’re on an out of support system (XP for e.g.) ditch it now.

Here’s an explanation on why Israel isn’t being affected (as far as we know right now).

I’d like to add to this with a written blog post if I have time later.

This is what 5 minutes of new infections of a variety of different viruses looks like:

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