Did m$ released patch for unsupported windozes after Wannacry hit?

Ben Tasker ben at bentasker.co.uk
Mon May 15 09:00:01 PDT 2017

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 2:45 PM, Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:

> On 05/15/2017 02:22 AM, Georgi Guninski wrote:
> > Wannacry hit on 2017-05-12 using exploit generously donated by the NSA.
> > For supported windozes the bug was fixed in 2017-03 for unknown reasons.
> > Looks like for unsupported windozes like XP the patch was released on
> > 2017-05-13 after Wannacry hit:
> > http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598
> > Is it really so?
> That's what I've read. Microsoft provided patches in March for nominally
> unsupported Windows versions with custom support contracts. The NHS, for
> example, had dropped its XP support contract in ~2014. Cheap bastards ;)
To be fair, it wasn't the NHS that dropped that contract, it was the Tory
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The NHS actually made a bit of noise about
just how stupid it was at the time.

Ben Tasker
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