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Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: oops
Date: May 13, 2017 08:17AM

Wonder if Microsoft released a security patch for XP embedded system that some people are using (untested ) to update Windows XP? Given the worldwide hack today, you never know.

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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: JamesD
Date: May 13, 2017 06:24PM

Whatever was or was not patched did not stop the problem.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/13/wannacrypt_ransomware_worm/

After the fact - as usual.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/05/wcry-is-so-mean-microsoft-issues-patch-for-3-unsupported-windows-versions/

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JamesD



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/2017 06:35PM by JamesD.

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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: May 14, 2017 12:29AM

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JamesD
Whatever was or was not patched did not stop the problem.

Totally correct.

As it was a "dropper". Or in human words, an attachment in a mail, or an URL in a mail that people followed, downloaded and run :/

People no following a minimum set of precautions.

Not a new story.

The bigger impact here was the spread across the LAN, as a worm, through that SMB vulnerability.

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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: Jody Thornton
Date: May 14, 2017 02:45AM
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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: rodocop
Date: May 14, 2017 04:42AM

The main target of WannaCry cryptor was the corporate users market.

So I think there isn't too much sense in patching XP used mostly by home users now.

Anticryptor practices should include administrating of permissions, scripting host restrictions and other preventing actions - aside from patching OSes...


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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: panzer
Date: May 14, 2017 12:32PM
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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: Mikk
Date: May 16, 2017 12:10AM

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Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to motherboard.vice.com.

Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).

(Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)

The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

* Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem.
Persistently, all other Internet contents work fine mad smiley

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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: May 16, 2017 01:12AM

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Mikk
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K-Meleon
Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to motherboard.vice.com.

Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).

(Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)

The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

* Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem.
Persistently, all other Internet contents work fine mad smiley

You have some algorithm disabled.

Check for preferences in about:config?filter=security.ssl3 if you have some disabled.

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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: anonymous
Date: May 16, 2017 02:36AM
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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: panzer
Date: June 14, 2017 12:24AM

New patches:
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/13/15790030/microsoft-windows-xp-vista-security-updates-june-2017



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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: smallhagrid
Date: June 16, 2017 12:14AM

Dead ??
In a true & literal sense - it is just absurd to speak of something that was never alive to begin with in such terms - and this casts a truly pathetic shadow upon all the corpies spouting such misinforming nonsense to promote whatever agenda of control they favour.

So, in slightly more accurate terms - is it gone - has it vanished ??
Far, far from it.

People planet wide continue to use it daily as their main OS & ONLY allow themselves to be forced into any of the newer, lobotomized OSes when it can no longer be repaired for some reason.

Lots of installation media for it still circulates widely along with fixes for activation concerns as well.

And many who favour the classic desktop setup of the older windows just move over to Linux with lots of good choices for all sorts of work alike apps as well as easily being able to continue using their older windows apps in an even more stable environment.

Bottom line as I see it is that many folks are offended by how their lives can be affected by the corpies trying to force their agendas of convergence upon us.

If I wanted ALL my tech gear to be a confusing mishmash between what it was before and a windows phone - I could mess it up all on my own.

Shoving such ruination down my throat - or those of many others doesn't work well.

So - getting back to the verbiage as presented:
It is VERY MUCH alive, thank you - despite all efforts to make folks think that the efforts to 'kill it off' are succeeding.

Shame on you misinforming corpies - you FAIL.



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Re: Windows XP embedded system security patch?
Posted by: Yogi
Date: June 16, 2017 07:50PM

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Microsoft has been adamant about cutting off users when a version of Windows exhausts its 10-year support lifespan.

It was rather a PR action of MS in an attempt to put them in a favorable light. Tricking users into upgrades to their newest OS which one has no control over did once again put the company in a shady light. This PR action was meant to appease its angry and disillusioned customers - "hey we carry about all of you, your safety is important to us"

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Cynics have long portrayed that as strong-arming customers into upgrading for Microsoft's financial benefit."

Why "cynics" to begin with?
Besides, it is not only for the financial benefit of Microsoft but the whole soft- and hardware industry.
Even those IT experts and product managers are among the beneficiaries, including "Computerworld" due to sponsorship.
So one should take such articles with a pinch of salt.

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Meanwhile, the company typically boasts that the newer version of Windows is better, faster, and most important, more secure

Better? Instead of self-flattery why not let the user to decide himself what's better for him.
Faster? It's the underlying hardware that makes it faster not the OS itself.
More secure? Ironically, the SMB exploit (WannaCry) didn't work on XP, in contrast to Win7 and Win10. smiling smiley
So it was a symbolic patch for XP giving the false impression that it is was equally exposed as newest MS operating systems were.

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