20 Year Old Microsoft Vulnerability Exposed

Following the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks, Microsoft recommended all Windows 10 users to remove the unused but vulnerable SMBv1 file sharing protocol from their PCs. This is because both variants of the ransomware actually used the same SMBv1 exploit to replicate through network systems, even though it seems that Petya mostly affected Windows PCs in Ukraine. Anyway, if you haven’t turned off the protocol on the PC already, you really should: Not only because new WannaCry/Petya variants could once again use the same vulnerability again to encrypt your files, but because another 20-year-old flaw has just been unveiled during the recent DEF CON hacker conference

Read more here https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/31/1919247/microsoft-wont-patch-20-yr-old-smbv1-vulnerability-you-should-just-turn-the-service-off