Hi all. I’ve pinned the post about the node-RED virus issue until Monday, I hope that’s OK.
It is affecting quite a number of systems, and the node-RED authors are recommending that any infected system should be completely wiped, as the virus is pretty much free (having root access) to install or do whatever it wants.
I think it’s important that emoncms users are aware, because not only has node-RED been bundled into the OS which is most popular with emoncms, but many users are using it as integration with emoncms, which of course would also need to be wiped if infected.
It’s hard to believe that users actually expose their system to the web without even considering the most basic password protection, but there we go, they’ll learn the hard way