Screen shot of WannaCrypt screen

In the last few days there has been a lot in the news about the WannaCrypt Ransomware outbreak.  Because of the impact this has had Microsoft has released patches for this vulnerability that cover their older operating systems that are normally no longer getting security updates.

To make sure that you have this vulnerability patched you can go to this page and download then install the patch relevant to your version of Windows:

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4012598

The following versions are covered:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008

Newer versions of the Windows Operating system had patches available in March this year.

If you want further information about the patches:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012598/title

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=a679cafc-d8da-4c2a-9709-17a6e6a93f4f

For further information on WannaCrypt:

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/05/12/wanna-decrypter-2-0-ransomware-attack-what-you-need-to-know/

http://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-attack-the-second-wave-is-coming-so-get-ready-now

http://www.zdnet.com/article/wannacrypt-ransomware-microsoft-issues-patch-for-windows-xp-and-other-old-systems/

WannaCrypt Ransomware
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