When a tech company stops servicing a particular program, software, or piece of hardware, consumers still using the outdated equipment are usually left to fend off security measures, bugs, and other problems that come their way on their own.
During the WannaCry ransomware attack a few weeks ago, we saw an unprecedented action from Microsoft, as they stepped up to provide a patch for Microsoft XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003. Microsoft XP is a program they have not supported since 2014.
This action to secure vulnerable devices and avoid the encryption of personal, patient, and corporate data showed the tech community that corporations care about more than the bottom line.
Learn more about Microsoft’s special patch release and how the tech community has responded.
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