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Windows 10 Tuesday Update Patches WannaCry on Win XP and Win Server 2003

     
12:54 pm on Jun 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft has decided to update out-of-date Windows versions, such as XP, and Windows Server 2003 as a result of WannaCry and other hacks that took advantage of such systems. Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 should receive the patches automatically, assuming they are set to receive automatically.

These security updates are being made available to all customers, including those using older versions of Windows.[url]Windows 10 Tuesday Update Patches WannaCry on Win XP and Win Server 2003[/url]


Technical information about the release is available here [blogs.technet.microsoft.com...]

Here's more information on the update for systems other than Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 [answers.microsoft.com...]
8:21 pm on June 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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M$ may have received significant backlash over the WannaCry incident, even though technically they stopped support for XP years ago and the blame was on the users. There's a certain level of "fatherly responsibility" when you build something that becomes ultra-popular.

I received a pretty good size update yesterday (Tuesday) on both my Windows 10 machines. Wonder if it was related?
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Getting those older OS users to update is likely to be the challenge. Many who use the archaic builds do so because they're skiddish about updating.
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What's annoying is that data update used up my mobile data allowance. Grrrrr. I agree, we've got to have an update, but I can't find the obvious place to stop that on Win 10.

I suspect the WannaCry was going to end up creating many zombie machines, which may have gone on to create DDoS, or other hacks, and users would be none-the-wiser.

It'd be interesting to know which sectors are running XP in any volume. I have one machine that i'll turn on and connect to the Net to run an update.
 

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