Two years after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak shone a light on the computer security of the the UK’s National Health Service, and five years after Microsoft said it would no longer release patches for Windows XP, the NHS still has 2,300 PCs running the outdated operating system.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
An alarming number of computers in the Welsh National Health Service (NHS) are running Windows XP.
Is that really an appropriate level of security for computers that could be holding patients’ medical information?
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
You can only tell people that XP isn’t a great choice for a secure operating system so many times… and then you feel like you’re hitting your head against a brick wall.
You’ve been gambling with your security for long enough. Make the switch.
Hold your horses… Java may not be quite as dead as you thought on Windows XP.
But maybe it should be…
Microsoft has published limited information about the security bulletins it will be publishing on 10 June, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday round-up.
A way has been found to trick computers into receiving security updates for Windows XP.
But is it a good idea?
So this is it. The big one. We’ve had false starts before, but this time Microsoft really *are* going to tell the world about security vulnerabilities in Windows and *not* patch them in XP.
Microsoft says that Windows 7 computers were more likely to be infected by malware than PCs running Windows XP.
An infection rate of 2.59% for Windows 7 compared to 2.42% for XP. Find out more…
As I write this today, Windows XP is patched against known Microsoft security vulnerabilities.
But as of next Tuesday that will no longer be the case.
#Turn around, bright eyes…#
Microsoft fixes critical Internet Explorer flaw being used in targeted attacks, and hands a lifeline to Windows XP users.
Another Patch Tuesday, means another round of security updates from Microsoft and Adobe, designed to fix critical vulnerabilities in their software.
What are you waiting for?
The UK Government is paying Microsoft over £5.5 million of taxpayers’ money to receive Windows XP support and security updates for a further 12 months.
Because a warning seven years ago wasn’t enough time for them to get their act together.
While the world is waiting for the final patches from Microsoft for Windows XP, it’s worth remembering that other vendors are also issuing security fixes for their software.
But has Apple been slow to fix problems with its Safari browser?
If computers continue to run Windows XP, and don’t receive any more security patches. they are not just putting themselves and the data they carry at risk, they are endangering all of us who use the internet.
Read my article on the We Live Security blog.