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Re: [OM] OT: Now What??

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: Now What??
From: Paul Braun <pbraun42@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 22:53:25 -0500
You are correct. If your Win7/8/10 install is up-to-date on patches, you're safe.

Microsoft actually did a one-time update to XP specifically for Wannacry because those people who stubbornly refuse to upgrade past it are now a huge risk as an attack vector to the rest of us. They figured they'd better pull out the reference books one more time to protect them from themselves.

On 5/17/17 22:46 : , Mike Lazzari wrote:
If you are current with your Windows updates you should be fine. My Win7 was patched in March (KB4012215). The XP patch just came out. Since it isn't supported any more I think it is a one time courtesy.

Win7 info here: <https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012212>

Not sure why you bother with Avast. The bundled Windoze MS Security Essentials is pretty good.

M



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