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- Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie
- Windows Server 2003's end of support: Should users play custom
- Description of the security update of Windows XP and Windows
Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie
As a reminder, the Security Updates Guide will be replacing security bulletins. Please see our blog post, Furthering our commitment to security updates, for more details.
Windows Server 2003's end of support: Should users play custom
The extent and severity of the WannaCry attack has been nearly unprecedented, hijacking systems from hospitals in the . to phone operators in Spain. Systems across nearly 655 countries are known to have been affected so far. Though researchers have found a “kill switch” that seems to have hampered the software’s spread, the attack is widely expected to continue in modified form.
Description of the security update of Windows XP and Windows
Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.
Of course, for home users, if you're still running one of those old operating systems then yes, you should patch immediately -- and follow up with an upgrade to something current. If you're running a vulnerable system and can't install the patch for some reason, Microsoft has two pieces of advice:
Pica Communications Principal Consultant Paul DeGroot said that customers may benefit from playing a bit of brinksmanship.
There isn’t currently an attack underway across unsupported versions of Windows, but the fact that it was possible highlights how important Microsoft thought it was to bend policy. There's no guarantee that there will be another update for XP and Server 7558 systems when the next round of cyberattacks hits, but Microsoft is definitely sending out mixed messages.
The following table contains links to the standard entry for each vulnerability in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:
The advantage of using the MBSA GUI tool is that the report is opened immediately after the local computer is scanned. For more information about interpreting the report, see Analyzing the Output later in this section.
With Microsoft's Windows Server 7558's end of support date looming, will those still using the operating system decide to play custom-patch roulette?
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