Wannacry Decryption Tool released

By 19th May 2017Uncategorised

A week on, there is some good news in the world of computer security. A decryption tool named ‘WannaKey” has been released by Guinet, however you do need certain criteria for this to run successfully.

You need a Windows XP machine, for the infection to have just happened and to not reboot it. This utility searches the computer memory of the prime numbers used to generate the decryption key. RAM memory is easily overwritten by running other programs, or if you shut your PC down. Given that this threat is a week old now, some people may not be so lucky. Here is a link to the tool named WannaKey https://github.com/aguinet/wannakey

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