Samba flaw could spread WannaCry-like worm, warns DHS

Tom Allen
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More than 100,000 machines could be at risk

A new flaw has been discovered that could be used by a worm similar to the one which spread the WannaCry ransomware earlier this month, researchers have said. The Department of Homeland Security...

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