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Yeah, WannaCry hit Windows, but what about the WannaCry of apps?

Patching done proper WannaCrypt crippled 230,000 Windows PCs internationally, hitting unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 and computers still running Microsoft's seriously old Windows XP, though the latter wasn't responsible for its spread.…

A new ransomware outbreak similar to WCry is shutting down computers...

Like earlier ransomware worm, PetyaWrap attacks use potent exploit stolen from the NSA.

How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

Sprawling “Brutal Kangarooldquo; spreads malware using booby-trapped USB drives.

Advice for Windows Migrations: Automate as Much as Possible

The lessons Riverside Health System learned when moving to Windows 7 will help it quickly move to Windows 10.

Microsoft Master File Table bug exploited to BSOD Windows 7, 8.1

The 1990s called: they want their filepath hack back Until Microsoft patches this problem, use Chrome: a slip in file-path handling allows attacker to crash Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with a file call.…

In a throwback to the ’90s, NTFS bug lets anyone hang...

It's like the c:\con\con bug all over again.

WannaCry Hit Windows 7 Machines Most

More than 95% of all of the infected machines were running Windows 7, according to Kaspersky Lab data.

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm...

A run-down of recent WCry developments you may have missed.

How to make sure your Windows PC won’t get hit by...

You need to get your Windows computer protected against WannaCrypt and its ilk. Here are detailed instructions on how to see if you need patching and, if you do, how to get patched.By far the easiest method is to simply run Windows Update and install all important patches. You may not be able to do thatmdash;or may not want to do thatmdash;for several important reasons:You may not want all of the latest patches, whether for compatibility reasons or because you donrsquo;t trust Microsoftrsquo;s additional snooping in Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups If yoursquo;re using Windows XP or Windows 8, Windows Update doesnrsquo;t work If yoursquo;re running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a newer computer (Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors, as well as several others), Microsoft may have gratuitously blocked Windows Update You may have problems running Windows Update for myriad reasons, and you donrsquo;t want to futz around with figuring out the reason or resetting while the threat lingers [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]Your approach to checking if you need the patches, and then installing them, will vary depending on your operating system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How to make sure your Windows PC won’t get hit by...

You need to get your Windows computer protected against WannaCry and its ilk. Here are detailed instructions on how to see if you need patching and, if you do, how to get patched.By far the easiest method is to simply run Windows Update and install all important patches. You may not be able to do thatmdash;or may not want to do thatmdash;for several important reasons:You may not want all of the latest patches, whether for compatibility reasons or because you donrsquo;t trust Microsoftrsquo;s additional snooping in Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups If yoursquo;re using Windows XP or Windows 8, Windows Update doesnrsquo;t work If yoursquo;re running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a newer computer (Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors, as well as several others), Microsoft may have gratuitously blocked Windows Update You may have problems running Windows Update for myriad reasons, and you donrsquo;t want to futz around with figuring out the reason or resetting while the threat lingers [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]Your approach to checking if you need the patches, and then installing them, will vary depending on your operating system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows...

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.