Microsoft Windows XP, Vista Receiving Critical Security Updates via June Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 10 Patch Tuesday

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe, Microsoft is rolling out a unique update to not only Windows 10, but also the older Windows Vista and Windows XP.

While it’s normal for Windows 10 users to receive such an update, those still using the older Windows XP and Vista will be surprised that the tech giant has also included them in this update. Dubbed June Patch Tuesday, the update is here to address up to 94 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP and Vista a few years ago, but due to what happened with the WannaCry malware, the company has decided to give users of these two operating systems a rare treat. These operating systems are now vulnerable to attacks but due to the seriousness of the issues reported regarding the duo, Microsoft is rolling out two KB articles for Windows Vista, both 32-bit (975517) and 64-bit (2347290).

If you are on Windows XP SP3, there are up to four updates rolling out namely 4012583, 4012598, 958644 and 2347290. This series of Windows XP updates date back to early 2008 while at the same time including critical security patches from as recent as March this year.

Those using the year-old Windows 10 also have up to four separate updates of their own, including build numbers 15063.414, 14393.1358, 10240.17443 and 10586.962.

You can visit the official Microsoft website for more details of these critical security updates via the source link below, but still, make sure you install the updates in order to avoid a repeat of what happened with the WannaCry ransomware attack from a few weeks ago.

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