Did Microsoft have the WannaCry fix for Windows XP in February?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/16/microsoft_stockpiling_flaws_too/ Microsoft have laid the blame for the WannaCry cyber attack on the NSA who they accused of “hoarding” software vulnerabilities and code to exploit them. Information now coming out as Microsoft’s patch for the problem is analysed appears to show that Microsoft had the fix ready in February. If this is true then it […]

Updated: Microsoft shouldn’t complain about ransomware – it’s been holding the NHS to ransom for years.

Microsoft responded quickly to the WannaCry global cyber attack, releasing a patch for the defunct Windows XP operating system. Since then it’s focussed its attention to launching scathing attacks against governmental agencies, such as the NSA, who have been “stockpiling” software vulnerabilities for their own purposes. There is a strong whiff of hypocrisy about this. […]

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Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE are Coming to the Windows Store

Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE are Coming to the Windows Store Microsoft have announced that Ubuntu, and potentially Linux distros Fedora, and OpenSUSE, are coming to the Windows store. Yep, you read that right. Linux in the Windows store. We are not talking about a full blown Linux desktop here. There’s no Linux kernel, no X11, no […]

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