WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CURRENT ONLINE THREATS AND HOW UNIGUEST PROTECTS ITS GLOBAL FLEET OF PUBLIC-USE KIOSKS.
Secure public-use kiosk solutions from Uniguest are designed from the ground up to protect the most innocent computer user — and defend against the most malicious user and an ever-growing, ever-evolving list of online threats.
When significant cyber attacks occur, especially those that are widespread and make the headlines, you can refer back to this page to learn how Uniguest is proactively managing the situation.
WannaCry, WannaCrypt, WannaDecrypt0r 2.0
DATE: May 16, 2017 at 4pm Central
STATUS: Uniguest’s global fleet of public-use kiosks remains secure and unaffected by this ransomware exploit.
This ransomware exploit, the largest and fastest-spreading malware attack ever known, began Friday, May 12, 2017. In less than 48 hours, it spread to nearly 200,000 Windows-based computers across 150 countries. Some reports estimate another 100,000 computers could be infected.
Uniguest has been actively monitoring its global fleet of public-use kiosks for any signs of intrusion since the outbreak began. To date, all of Uniguest’s 26,000 managed kiosks (computers) are unaffected and continue to operate as expected.
Though our security platform, Secured Advantage, would have safely removed the exploit upon reboot, the lack of exposure can also be attributed to the secure networks on which the public-use kiosks are connected.
To offer the best possible protection, Uniguest has preemptively deployed the Microsoft patch across more than 95% of its Windows-based public-use kiosks (the remaining kiosks will be patched when they restart).
Takeaway: To date, not a single Uniguest customer has been impacted by this attack in any way and not a single tech support call into Uniguest has been attributed to this attack.