May 16, 2019
Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows
EPA Fears of a massive global computer virus outbreak have prompted Microsoft to issue security updates for very old versions of its Windows software. One patch is for Windows XP, which debuted in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014. Microsoft said the patch closed a hole that could be used to spread a virus. Technology news site Wired said the wide range of vulnerable versions of Windows meant "Millions" of machines were at risk. PA. Although Microsoft ended support for Windows XP more than five years ago, the last software patch it issued for the operating system was released just prior to the Wannacry outbreak.
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