• “Passwords are like underwear: you don’t let people see it, you should change it often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers”, Chris Pirillo
  • “In the future, computers may weigh no more than 1.5 tonnes”, Popular mechanics, 1949
  • “Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”, Albert Einstein
  • “Man is a slow, sloppy, and brilliant thinker; computers are fast, accurate and stupid”, John Pfeiffer
  • “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers”, Pablo Picasso
  • “If someone steals your password, you can change it. But if someone steals your thumbprint, you can’t get a new thumb. The failure modes are very different”, Bruce Schneier
  • “We’re not computers, Sebastian, we’re physical”, Roy Batty in Blade Runner
  • “ Computers don’t lie, but liars can compute”, Terry Hayes
  • “Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people.”, Bruce Schneier
  • “As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace”, Newton Lee

Ransomware warning in Luxembourg

Ransomware warning in Luxembourg

CIRCL warns that a malicious software or "ransomware" called "WannaCry" has been used in a massive hacking attack, which has affected tens of thousands of computers worldwide, including Luxembourg.

CIRCL warns that a malicious software or "ransomware" called "WannaCry" has been used in a massive hacking attack, which has affected tens of thousands of computers worldwide, including Luxembourg. Read more about it here: http://circl.lu/pub/tr-41/ Experts from CIRCL advise companies on the following safety measures in order to prevent unexpected surprises on Monday:
  • Send an alert to all employees that they should not open attachments from unknown senders
  • The IT team should review the back-up system and backups and also ensure that all patches are installed
  • (Retroactively) move all email messages with active code in attachments into a quarantine
  • Control returning laptops on Monday before the Start-of-business
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