Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks

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Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step after customers worldwide including England's National Health Service suffered a hit from "WannaCrypt" ransomware. Microsoft patched all of its currently supported systems to fix the flaw back in March, but now there's an update available for unsupported systems too, including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003, which you can grab here (note: if that link isn't working then there are direct download links available in the Security blog post).

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This Patch is good news for users who are using Windows XP users who want to prevent WannaCrypt from infecting their PC.
 
Wow, that is kind of surprising. Does this include Vista and server 2008?
 
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