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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:49 PM

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight the WannaCrypt ransomware attacks

By Wayne Williams
Published 2017-05-13

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP back in 2014, but today it releases one more security update for the ancient OS.
The software giant is taking this "highly unusual" step to fight back against the WannaCrypt ransomware cyber attacks that have so far hit nearly 100 countries around the world. And XP is not the only unsupported system receiving this patch.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 01:21 PM

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Microsoft Releases XP Patch for WannaCry Ransomware

by Michael Mimoso
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May 13, 2017 , 11:30 am

Microsoft has taken the extraordinary step of providing an emergency update for unsupported Windows XP and Windows 8 machines in the wake of Friday’s WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Unknown attackers were using the EternalBlue exploit leaked by the ShadowBrokers in April to spread WannaCry, a variant of the WCry malware, which surfaced in February. EternalBlue, an offensive hacking tool allegedly developed by the NSA, exploits a Windows SMBv1 vulnerability that was patched by Microsoft in March in security bulletin MS17-010.

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