As the world goes into a frenzy over the latest strain of WannaCry ransomware, it might be a good time to remember to update all your devices. Yes, those little reminders your phone and computer throw at you every now and then to update your junk can be really annoying, but not without merit.

WannaCry, aka WannaCrypt, as the exploit is aptly named, is built off of exploits found in the Shadow Brokers’ NSA leak from last month. The leak included a couple of Windows SMB zero days, but Microsoft had already released a patch for the vulnerabilities back in March — even for older versions that… more


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