Microsoft release Security Patches for Windows XP and Windows 2003, against the SMBv1 Security Exploit which the NSA have been using for years!

see

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598
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by:yo_bee
Andrew I see that the link has Windows XP, Vista, 8, Server 2003, 2008.  Does this link refer to the recent Ransomeware?
If so, does this not affect Windows 7, 10 or Server 2012 and 2016?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Yes, it does refer to recent Ransomeware, Patches for other OS, were released in March 2017, if you've not PATCHED do it today!
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by:yo_bee
Ok.
Thanks Andrew
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
XP and 2003 were not patched in March 2017, because they are end of life, but Microsoft have decided otherwise today!

It's an about turn on we will not support or create patches for older OS!
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by:yo_bee
Is it MS17-008 Quarterly Security only?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
is it what ?
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by:btan
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Yes, you MUST install this PATCH! ASAP!
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by:btan
yes a MUST.  Update the AV signature as well - most major AV and IPS signature are available to block this WCry and CVE exploit
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by:Senior IT System Engineer
OK, so does by installing that one patch is enough for closing this bug/exploits followed by the system restart ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Correct, and for good measure turn fire ON, and block port 445.
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by:Adrienne Morgan
I love you to death because of your words and sayings
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