Microsoft alerts hospitals to fix potential security risk

There is a good reason to upgrade to the newest versions of software whenever possible. This is because due to the management of resources, most developers would much rather focus on its newer software than older ones. An example would be Microsoft’s Windows, where in some cases, the company has stopped keeping older versions of Windows updated.This means that over time, hackers might discover new security holes that will no longer be patched and might take advantage of that, such is the case with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. Recently, Microsoft has announced that these versions of Windows are vulnerable to remote code execution in its Remote Desktop Service found in these builds of Windows.According to the company, “This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. In other words, the vulnerability is ‘wormable’, meaning that any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate fro

Microsoft alerts hospitals to fix potential security risk

Computer experts inside hospitals were working diligently on Wednesday to address a serious new security vulnerability in older versions of the Windows operating system, which is still used ...

Thu 16 May 19 from TechXplore

Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows

Fears that a massive computer virus outbreak is imminent prompt Microsoft to update old software

Thu 16 May 19 from BBC Technology

Not Dead Yet: Microsoft Issues Critical Security Patch for Windows XP

After trying for years to end update support, Microsoft finally retired XP five years ago. And yet, Microsoft just found a bug so severe that it has issued another patch for the aging operating ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Extremetech

Microsoft Pushes Rare Windows XP Patch For WannaCry-Style Wormable Exploit

For the few of you who are still clinging to Windows XP, there is a new security update available. That's right, Microsoft has issued a rare patch for the defunct operating system, along with ...

Wed 15 May 19 from HotHardware

Microsoft Warns Of Security Exploit For Older Versions Of Windows

There is a good reason to upgrade to the newest versions of software whenever possible. This is because due to the management of resources, most developers would much rather focus on its newer ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Ubergizmo

Microsoft patches major vulnerability in Windows 7 and XP to prevent another WannaCry-like security exploit

Users of Windows 7 and older versions should immediately apply a critical update issued by Microsoft to fix a major security flaw in its Remote Desktop Services, formerly known as Terminal Services. ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Techspot

Old versions of Windows get a new patch to stop WannaCry-style attacks

Microsoft is trying to head off another WannaCry-style malware outbreak before it starts. The software giant has released fixes for a Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) ...

Tue 14 May 19 from Engadget

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry

Company takes the unusual step of patching RDP bug in Windows 2003 and XP.

Tue 14 May 19 from Arstechnica

Microsoft warns of major WannaCry-like Windows security exploit, releases XP patches

Microsoft is warning users of older versions of Windows to urgently apply a Windows Update today to protect against a potential widespread attack. The software giant has patched ...

Tue 14 May 19 from The Verge

Microsoft’s First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign

A very bad vulnerability in Windows XP could have serious ramifications, even with a patch.

Wed 15 May 19 from Wired Security

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