Can I do online transaction safely without getting affected by WannaCry Ramsomeware? If I do, then how would I be affected?

The site I'm trying is Amazon.

  • I'm confused why you removed the WannaCrypt tag. WannaCrypt is another name for the WannaCry virus. – Stevoisiak May 18 '17 at 14:16
  • @StevenVascellaro I got an edit suggestion...anyways I added it back. – Abhi May 18 '17 at 18:27

There is no relation between you doing online transactions and Wannacry infections.

Wannacry spreads through file shares, not via the browser.

How do malware like WannaCry infect new computers even if someone on those computers does not click a link or visit a website? (Reddit)

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Wannacry affects PC by clicking on email links from unknown sender with wannacry virus. I think if you open only the trusted emails then you are safe to do anything in your PC. In your case its online transaction. They don't want your Rupees or Dollar but Bitcoins for release your locked files in your PC. so I think there is no impact on online transactions.

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    This answer is very incomplete. Most infections occur from scanning port 445 once infected, not from users clicking emails. Maybe only some initials ones. – Jan Doggen May 16 '17 at 11:40
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    It starts by opening an attachment in an email, it spreads through port 445 if unpatched. – LPChip May 16 '17 at 11:46
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    "Wannacry affects PC by clicking on email links" - It also is a worm. So it means you could do nothing and still be affected if you don't patch your system. – Ramhound May 16 '17 at 12:28

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