Microsoft patches Windows XP due to ‘elevated risk’ of WannaCry-style attacks MICROSOFT HAS TAKEN THE UNUSUAL STEP of releasing a critical security patch for Windows XP, warning that another WannaCry-style attack could be on the horizon.  Last month, Microsoft was forced to patch Windows XP to help prevent the spread of WannaCry ransomware, which hit 75,000 PCs worldwide and struck NHS hospitals across the UK. Following the release, reports claimed that Microsoft had been sitting on the patch since February.  In a bid to prevent a similar scenario, Microsoft on Tuesday issued emergency updates for legacy versions of Windows dating back to XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Embedded and Windows 7 Embedded.  The firm said in a blog post that Tuesday’s updates include fixes for three… Next »
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