It is a matter of common knowledge that the secret services agencies of many countries use specially crafted software to keep an eye on the computers and networks of their adversaries. NSA (National Security Agency) of the United States is not any different. But recently a group of hackers, known only by the name Shadow Brokers, made public various tools and vulnerabilities used by the NSA. The WannaCrypt (also known as WannaCry) ransomware, that recently infected and encrypted millions of Windows computers worldwide, used one of these vulnerabilities.
It is only a matter of time that cyber-criminals start using other known vulnerabilities that were used by NSA and are now also known publicly. It could be a direct hack attack using these vulnerabilities or they could be used in another ransomware in the future. To avoid anything like this from happening again, you can use a special tool designed by 360 Total Security developers and it is called NSA Cyber Weapons Defense Tool.
This tool can quickly determine if your Windows PC is affected by any of the vulnerabilities that were used by NSA and are now known publicly. If your system is affected, then it can also help you install the patches issued by Microsoft to address these vulnerabilities.
After downloading the NSATool.exe from 360 Security website (link at the end of this article), you can double-click on it to launch it. It will scan your system and find if your system is affected by any vulnerabilities. It will display all the detected vulnerabilities along with a Fix Now button. Clicking on the Fix Now button will start the installation of the hotfixes released by Microsoft. All the patches are included in the download so you can use this tool offline. The patches included are meant for Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Conclusion: NSA Cyber Weapons Defense Tool is an essential security tool that addresses many critical system vulnerabilities found in different versions of Windows. It can install patches to fix the vulnerabilities that were used by NSA and that are now known publicly, including the vulnerability used by the WannaCrypt ransomware.
You can download the NSA Cyber Weapons Defense Tool from https://blog.360totalsecurity.com/en/wannacry-ransomware-attack-nsa-hacking-protection-tool/.