There’s no shortage of #wannacry #ransomware coverage across the board including mainstream media. The always-sound advice of keeping yourself patched with up-to-date vendor software continues to stand. However, that will never be enough.
Security must be approached in layers. To illustrate this need, let’s take a quick inventory of one sector of the vulnerable computers: end-of-life and past support Windows XP:
Even if all of the 230,000 known infections so far were Windows XP, that represents only 0.23% of vulnerable computers. Not to mention Server 2003 in existence and other unpatched Windows versions running SMBv1.
This paints a bleak picture of the coming days, weeks and months. For those who have been in the industry for two decades will remember Nimda. It is still alive 20 years later. I know Michael Proper remembers those days all too well...
Engineers at ClearCenter have been working hard to improve the ease of use for users of Microsoft's Active Directory. As you may know, ClearOS is capable of connecting to Microsoft Active Directory via the ClearOS Active Directory Connector App found in the ClearOS Marketplace.
What you may not know is that connecting is about to get much easier. Improvements are now complete and entering the testing phases for those that want to join AD domains. Now, ClearOS will do much of the heavy lifting of pre-validation before domain joins of ClearOS to Microsoft Active Directory are completed.
This should make deployments of ClearOS in your Microsoft Windows Server environments much easier.
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