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WannaCry Ransomware Variant with No Kill Switch Discovered

As expected, the WannaCry ransomware is not even close to being done, despite one researcher discovering a convenient kill switch.
Other variants have already been discovered in the wild, some with a different kill switch, some with none at all.

WannaCry Ransomware Variant with No Kill Switch Discovered

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Virtual assistants hear everything, so watch what you say. I’m not kidding
17 April 2017, 8:38 pm



The law of unintended consequences is once again rearing it’s ugly head: Google, Apple, Amazon and others now make virtual assitants that respond to commands, and recordings can trigger them.

Burger King found out how, via a radio commercial, it could get Google’s attention. It produced an ad designed to trigger Google Home to advertise the Whopper. The ad featured a Burger King employee saying, “OK, Google. What is the Whopper burger?” The Google Home device would then read the Wikipedia definition of a Whopper. The trigger stopped working a few hours after the ad launched.

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