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Yesterday Microsoft released security patches for the unsupported versions of Windows XP and also Vista whose support ended this year and also warned users on state sponsored cyberattacks. Adrienne Hall the General Manager of crisis management at Microsoft said:

In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities were identified that pose elevated risk of cyberattacks by government organizations, sometimes referred to as nation-state actors, or other copycat organizations. To address this risk, today we are providing additional security updates along with our regular Update Tuesday service. These security updates are being made available to all customers, including those using older versions of Windows.

However the Redmond Giant has not provided any further details of the threat but has warned users to update to the latest patch fix to remain unaffected by the Virus threat going forward. Microsoft had however terminated support for Windows XP way back in 2014 but had to release fixes to the OS due to the recent WannaCry Attack which affected some users on Unsupported PCs.

Microsoft also requests users to upgrade to its Latest Version of Operating System Windows 10 Creators Update to remain safe and unaffected by the Virus attacks as Windows 10 users were the one’s who were not affected by the WannaCry Attack.

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