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Title: Be sure to install the latest Windows patches to secure your players...
Post by: admin on May 12, 2017, 03:14:41 PM
After the recent worldwide attack (May 12, 2017), it's a good reminder that everyone should keep Windows players up to date with the latest Microsoft updates.
Here is the full report from CNN: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/12/technology/ransomware-attack-nsa-microsoft/index.html

If you own our mediaBOXs, be sure to install the latest security patch from Microsoft:

Windows 32bit http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2017/02/windows6.1-kb4012212-x86_6bb04d3971bb58ae4bac44219e7169812914df3f.msu
Windows 64 bit http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2017/02/windows6.1-kb4012212-x64_2decefaa02e2058dcd965702509a992d8c4e92b3.msu

regards,

The Digital Signage support team
Title: Re: Be sure to install the latest Windows patches to secure your players...
Post by: topangan on May 13, 2017, 04:19:06 PM
Thanks for sharing this information...
just to make sure I understand my vulnerability, are all of the media boxes that i purchased from digital signage setup to get this update automatically?  Or do I need to set them up to get these types of updates automatically?  Or is this a one off patch scenario?

Greg
Title: Re: Be sure to install the latest Windows patches to secure your players...
Post by: admin on May 14, 2017, 06:39:00 AM
windows updates are often disabled otherwise you will receive updates on the screen which is not what you want in digital signage.
keep in mind that if your OS is behind a firewall (which most are), and attacker would not be able to access the box from the outside regardless of os exploits.